Year 5: Terrible Tudors! Week 2

Last week we discovered that the Tudors reigned from 1485-1603. Henry VII became king when he defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. This brought an end to the War of the Roses which had gone on for over 30 years. You can find out more about the War of the Roses by clicking on this link here.

Who am I?

This week let's find out who the Tudor Kings and Queens were? Have a look at these two portraits. How do they compare? What is the same, what is different, what do you notice?

Use your impressions to complete the sentences below with your own descriptions:

Look closely at the portrait and copy and complete the sentence:

I am Queen Elizabeth, I am...

I am King Henry VIII, I am...

Because there were no cameras in Tudor times, paintings were the best way to make a picture of someone. Then it could be passed down through the family. What colour paints did they mainly use? What were the clothes like?

Let's go to the National Portrait Gallery together: Have a look at some more portraits and a video by clicking here.

Let's Draw!

If you would like to draw your own picture of Henry VIII, use this clip here to help you.

If you want to draw Elizabeth I, go to this clip here.

Can you colour or paint them using just the kind of colours the Tudor artists used?

I would love to see your portraits. Perhaps you can take a photo and send it to me at:

Have fun!


P.S. Excellent episodes on Johanna TV Bess and Honey. Let me or Leanne know if you would like to do one too.


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