Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens. Free webinar for secondary History teachers.

, 16:00 – 17:30 FREE
The British Library poster of the new Elizabeth and Mary Royal Cousins Rival Queens. There is a yellow background with a picture of Mary and Elizabeth back to back.
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  • Admission: Free entry

Our exhibition, Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens, follows the storm that threatened these two powerful women as they struggled for control of the British Isles. It features 16th century manuscripts and printed works alongside objects which illustrate the complex story behind the reigns of Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.

To reach secondary schools throughout the UK we have created a resource pack featuring high quality images of a selection of items from the exhibition. Items have been carefully selected for classroom use, charting the rivalry between the two sovereigns and exploring the key themes of the period.

To deepen your understanding of these unique items our speakers will explain their context and significance, and outline practical ways of using them in the secondary classroom.

Take the opportunity to ask questions and share approaches with other teachers. This twilight session will be of relevance to those teaching Tudor history at any level.   

Our speakers:

  • Carmel Bones is an honorary fellow of the Historical Association and long-standing member of the secondary committee.An examiner and educator with almost 30 years’ experience teaching about Elizabethan England, Carmel co-authored the best-selling GCSE Revision Guides for Hodder Education’s My Revision series. She creates audio-visual resources for BBC Bitesize and is currently working on a suite of films for BBC Teach. Carmel’s innovative work has been recognised by Edteach50, the Bett Awards and Teach Secondary Awards.
  • Dr Andrea Clarke is Lead Curator of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts at the British Library. She co-curated the Library’s exhibitions Henry VIII: Man and Monarch (2009) and Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion (2019), and is the lead curator of Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens.
  • Dr Karen Limper-Herz is Lead Curator of Incunabula and 16th Century Books at the British Library. Karen is a specialist in book history. She co-curated the Library's exhibition Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain (2014) and is co-curator of Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens.



Age group: Teachers
When: , 16:00 – 17:30
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Online
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