Welcome to Kids Rule! 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 Stuart England – here's what we've got in store for you:
- Watch an interview with a master horseman
- Read the latest version of Kids Rule!
- Design a Stuart newspaper for a chance to win a £100 goody bag
- Continue your mega timeline: Download the Stuart poster
- Download your Stuart dress up kit
- Step-by-step guide to creating a Cavalier hat
- See a selection of entries to previous Kids Rule! competitions
INTERVIEW WITH A MASTER HORSEMAN
We sent young English Heritage Members Elliot and Harvey to Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire to find out what it took to ride and train horses in the 17th century.
Master horseman William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, is looking for new grooms to learn the art of manège, which has since become the sport of dressage. Discover how it’s done and see the horses at Bolsover for yourself.
THE KIDS RULE! GUIDE TO STUART ENGLAND
This is the eighth 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?READ KIDS RULE! ONLINE
COMPETITION: Make a Stuart newspaper
We’re challenging you to make your own Stuart newspaper front page with the biggest news stories and headlines from the Stuart era, for your chance to win a goody bag of prizes from our online shop worth £100.
Once you've designed your newspaper cover, ask an adult to take a photo of it and email it to us foy your chance to win!
Downloadable Stuart dress up kit
Fashion changed a lot during the time of the Stuarts. The king set the trends and his supporters followed, with the Cavaliers being known for their fancy collars and even fancier facial hair.
Now you can dress up like a Cavalier with this cool kit. Just print off the templates and follow the instructions to make your own collar and handheld moustache and goatee beard!
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO CREATING A STUART HAT
It wasn’t just the clothes and facial hair that gave the Stuarts their distinctive look: you could also spot them thanks to their brimmed hats with extravagant feathers.
Follow this step-by-step guide to make your own stylish hat. Then pop it on your head while you wear your collar and moustache and goatee. Turn to page 16 of the latest issue of Kids Rule! to find out how you can turn yourself into a Stuart cover star!
STUART POSTER: MAKE YOUR MEGA TIMELINE
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.DOWNLOAD YOUR POSTER