Kids Rule!

Welcome to the Kids Rule! guide to castles where you can learn about England’s history, discover more about our sites and find loads of fun things to watch, read and do! We're taking a closer look at castles – here's what we've got in store for you:

INTERVIEW WITH A MEDIEVAL NOBLEWOMAN

We sent young Members Olivia and Felicity to Framlingham Castle in Suffolk to interview former Duchess of Norfolk Margaret Brotherton, who lived here in the 14th century when she was one of England's wealthiest women.

Watch the video to find out what it was like to live in a castle, the duties of a countess, what was on the menu at a medieval feast and how to drink and eat like a real lady!

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THE KIDS RULE! GUIDE TO CASTLES

Don’t miss the latest issue of Kids Rule! magazine to learn all about medieval castles, including castle design, how to defend and attack a castle and what your perfect castle job would be.

This is the sixth in our series of Kids Rule! magazines following the history of England. Each issue is designed to help you discover more about our properties through fun facts, illustrated stories, games, puzzles and competitions. So what are you waiting for?

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Discover how to make a Cardboard Knight's Helmet

Turn yourself into a knight in shining armour with our step-by-step guide to creating your own helmet fit for a courageous castle siege! To get started, click the link below and follow the instructions.

Use our step-by-step guide

Build your own Cardboard Castle

Now it’s your turn to have a go at designing and building your own medieval castle out of cardboard! Watch our video to get inspired and find out how it’s done.

Watch the video

Competition: Design your own coat of arms

Coats of arms date back to the 12th Century, when they were worn over armour in battle and in tournaments so opponents could identify each other. But what would yours look like? We’re challenging you to design your own coat of arms for your chance to win a cool flag featuring your design.

To help you get started, we’ve created a template that you can download, print off and fill in. Once you’ve designed your coat of arms, ask an adult to take a photo and email it to us!

ENTER THE COMPETITION

CASTLE POSTER: MAKE YOUR MEGA TIMELINE

In every issue of your Kids Rule! magazine we're giving away a free poster showing how people lived in England through the ages. This issue's poster shows life in England's castles.

Each of the posters follow on from each other, allowing you to create a mega timeline of English history! If you missed the last magazine, don't worry as you can still get your hands on the previous posters below.

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MAKE A MAGNIFICENT MEDIEVAL MEAT PIE WITH OUR RECIPE

Have your own medieval banquet by following our recipe to create a delicious meat pie with a crust shaped like castle battlements! Don’t forget to ask an adult to help you and you’ll be feasting like the lord or lady of the castle in no time!

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