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Basic London History 1300-1499: Plague, Peasants & War of the Roses (Age 7-12)

This one-off class will explore the history of London from 1300 to 1499. Plagues & Peasants, Kings & Wars!
Amber - the London Tour Guide
245 total reviews for this teacher
17 reviews for this class
Completed by 74 learners
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Aug 10

Meet once (1 day)
3pm - 3:55pm
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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 answer the question "What was the War of the Roses"
* 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.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students may wish to have paper, pencils or pens available to take notes or make drawings.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
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 no 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!
245 total reviews
372 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... 
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