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Magnificent Monarchs

Magnificent Monarchs - Summer

In the Magnificent Monarchs project, your child will learn about English and British monarchs from AD 871 to the present day and consider how the power of the monarchy has changed over time. They will study six significant sovereigns; Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and the current monarch, Elizabeth II. Finally, they will choose which of the sovereigns that they have studied is the most significant.


Suggested text

Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine – Gloria Whelan

Memorable experience

English and British monarchy timeline

Innovate challenge

Magnificent Monarchs board game


Historical vocabulary; Historical periods; Timelines; Power and rule; Historical artefacts; Significant people - Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror; Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth II; Bayeux tapestry; Feudal system; Actions and impact; Historical models


Information leaflets; Kennings poems; Comic strips


Significant places – royal residences

Book List
Pop-up Kings & Queens  Amazon Rachael Saunders9781406365399
Pop-up Crown Jewels (Historic Royal Palaces) Waterstones Amazon Rachael Saunders9781406374094
Kings & Queens: 100 Facts Waterstones Amazon Miles Kelly9781782093732
Kings, Queens & Palaces Colouring Book Waterstones Amazon Historic Royal Palaces9781406377606
Kings & Queens: Queen Elizabeth II Edition Waterstones Amazon Tony Robinson9781782955542
Castles (DKfindout!) Waterstones Amazon OtherPhilip Steele9780241358436
The Queen's Castle at Windsor: Fortress, Palace, Home Waterstones Amazon Elizabeth Newbery9781785512155
See Inside Famous Palaces (An Usborne Flap Book) Waterstones Amazon Megan Cullis9781409523475
Big Picture Book of London (Usborne) Waterstones Amazon Rob Lloyd Jones9781409598718
Royal London Picture Book (Usborne) Waterstones Amazon Struan Reid9781474930178
Alfred the Great (British History Makers) Waterstones Amazon Claire Throp9781474734110
Henry VIII (Popcorn: People in History) Waterstones  Stephen White-Thomson9780750284134
Elizabeth I (Popcorn: People in History) Waterstones Amazon Stephen White-Thomson9780750284127
Elizabeth I (History Heroes) Waterstones Amazon Damian Harvey9781445133027
Queen Victoria (Info Buzz) Waterstones Amazon Izzi Howell9781445159508
Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria (Comparing People From the Past) Waterstones Amazon Nick Hunter9781406289947
Queen Elizabeth II (Info Buzz) Waterstones Amazon Izzi Howell9781445158860
Paddington at the Palace Waterstones Amazon Michael Bond9780008326043
Katie in London Waterstones Amazon James Mayhew9781408331934
Rex and the Crown Jewels Robbery  Amazon Kate Sheppard9781406360691
Rex and Princess Victoria (Historic Royal Palaces) Waterstones Amazon Anonymous9781406372991
📗 📘 Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine Waterstones Amazon Gloria Whelan9781416927532
Queen Victoria's Knickers Waterstones Amazon Jackie French9780007418312
The Queen's Hat Waterstones Amazon Steve Antony9781444919158
Daisy Saves the Day  Amazon Shirley Hughes9781406360974
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Waterstones Amazon Marcia Williams9781406318661
The Royal Nappy (A Royal Baby Book) Waterstones Amazon Nicholas Allan9781782950257
The Cook and the King Waterstones Amazon Julia Donaldson9781509813780
Mr. Men: The Great British Tour Waterstones Amazon Adam Hargreaves9781405293099
The Paper Bag Princess Waterstones Amazon Robert Munsch9781773210292
Small Knight and George Waterstones Amazon Ronda Armitage9781846163777
Ron the Royal Guard Waterstones Amazon Deano Yipadee9781912858408
The Kiss That Missed Waterstones Amazon David Melling9780340999851