Famous People from History

Explore our collection of primary and secondary teaching resources that focus on some of the most significant figures from history.

From Florence Nightingale to Alexander the Great, discover the stories behind famous faces who changed the world.

Here are just some of the significant individuals you'll find on this page:

  • Henry VIII
  • Elizabeth I
  • Samuel Pepys
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Rosa Parks
  • Gandhi
  • Emmeline Pankhust

Primary

Victorians: The life of Mary Seacole
video
Alexander Graham Bell
video
Florence Nightingale
video
Harriet Tubman
video
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
video
Mary Anning
video
Edward Jenner
video
Elizabeth Fry
video
Grace Darling
video
Rosa Parks
video
Thomas Barnardo
video
Introducing Shakespeare
video
Boudica
video
Henry VIII and Elizabeth I
audio
Samuel Pepys and The Great Fire of London
audio
Stephenson, Anning, Brunel and Queen Victoria
audio
Columbus and Magellan
audio

 

Secondary

Emmeline Pankhurst and The Suffragettes
collection
Gandhi
video
The legacy of Alexander the Great
video
Magna Carta and the Stuart kings
video
Charles I
video

 

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