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Basic London History 1300-1499: Plague, Peasants & War of the Roses (Age 13-17)

This one-off class will explore the history of London from 1300 to 1499. Plagues & Peasants, Kings & Wars!
Amber - the London Tour Guide
305 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 27 learners
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Meets once
55 minute class

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Class Experience

* Students will learn about the bubonic plague and medieval medicine in the middle ages
* Students will learn about the peasants revolt and how the workforce was changed
* Students will be able to identify the players in the War of the Roses and explain the reason for the war
* Students will know the names of at least three kings and why they became famous
* Students will learn about the king from the 1400s who was recently reburied in a cathedral
Originally from Texas, I moved to London in 2001 and my first job was as a double-decker bus tour guide. From there, I studied and worked in London, and created a tour guiding business specialising in providing tours to families who want to get the most out of their vacation. I have 15 years experience as a qualified tour guide for the City of London, Westminster, Camden, St Paul's Cathedral and Guildhall Art Gallery. (I hold an official badge for each of these areas/locations.) I also hold a teaching qualification for further education. My presentation style is dynamic and fun, always keen to find hidden and unknown stories of the past. Each corner of London has an incredible history to tell. On my tours, I dress in costume and use storytelling to bring history to life. Due to the pandemic, many of my tours have transformed to online presentations, and I am still able to reach customers from all over the world.
An optional homework assignment will be to explore Google map to see buildings from this time period that still exist today. A handout will help the students to find these locations.
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Students may wish to have paper, pencils or pens available to take notes or make drawings.
A handout will be provided for the learner to answer questions during class. A pop quiz at the end will recall learning. 
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Google maps may be used in class and as homework.


Amber - the London Tour Guide
Lives in the United Kingdom
Learning with a fun guide!
305 total reviews
456 completed classes

About Me

I am a professional tour guide in London and love going around the city (sometimes dressed in costume!) and teaching visitors about the fascinating history. With over 2000 years of events, there is plenty to learn! My signature tour is where I...ย 
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