Tudor history brought to life at Hatfield House
On Tuesday 15th October, Year 8 visited Hatfield House, as part of our History topic on Henry VIII.
The day began by firstly meeting Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth wife. She taught us about what life was like being married to Henry VIII and also how we should greet him. She described Henry as a grumpy man who only cared about himself.
Next, we had the opportunity to actually meet him! We had gifts that included a painting, a drink and a bowl of water, (for him to wash his hands in).
As part of our visit we also looked around some of the gardens. We found out that this was where Elizabeth I (Henry VIII’s daughter) was told she was going to become Queen.
We had a great morning and found it very interesting!
Daisy Saunders (Year 8)