Family Day Out In York | A Feast of Medieval History….
With Yorkshire literally dripping with historical significance, visits to cities like York are a crucial part of our roadschooling adventure across Europe. There maybe hundreds (& thousands) of history resources on the web! But we’re taking a different approach, bringing history to life by taking them to places like the WW1 battlefields or the iconic Berlin Wall. Trying hard to give our daughters the broadest understanding of European History…
discovering a medieval ‘powerbroker’ at the Henry VII Experience
controversy, rebellion and challenges at the Richard III Experience
Perhaps slightly edging the Henry VII experience (although only one storey of the Henry VII experience was open at the time, so we’d imagine both would be great from November onwards)… the Richard III experience explains about Richard III’s early life as his brother, Edward IV struggled for the throne of England with Henry VI.
So with a better understanding of the ‘War of the Roses’ history behind us …. there’s also a fantastic Medieval opportunity to be had in York at Barley Hall’s reconstructed medieval townhouse. One that is currently home to the costumes from the ‘Wolf Hall’ BBC drama.
Barley hall – medieval York brought back to life
Accessed through the heart of the city centre, it’s a fantastic visual guide to life in the medieval life of York… Packed full of impressive medieval rooms including the Great Hall and its mouthwatering feast… There’s also plenty of opportunities to learn too including useful information boards focused on Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell’s impact on the dissolution of the monasteries…
Grabbing a bite to eat in your with Kids – they’ll love Joe’s Kitchen
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