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The childhood and education of Elizabeth I, during the years of 1536-1543. Letters from her governess to Thomas Cromwell show how Elizabeth's education and well-being was neglected by Henry VIII, and how at the age of nine this was transformed by Catherine Parr. Scenes set in Tudor buildings and period dress illustrate an aristocratic Tudor upbringing.
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9 November 2007

Classroom Ideas

Children could compare the education of Elizabeth I to their own education including subjects, location and teachers. They might want to explore the links with the education of the current Royal family. This clip might link to further work on her life as a future ruler and how her early life may have impacted on this.

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