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Welcome to the Kids Rule! guide to Georgians 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 the Georgians – here's what we've got in store for you:

READ THE KIDS RULE! GUIDE TO GEORGIAN ENGLAND

Don’t miss the latest issue of Kids Rule! magazine to learn all about the Georgians, including the four king Georges who ruled the country, the Industrial Revolution and the inspiring ladies whose stories can be discovered at our sites. Plus, we’ve also got a quiz to help you discover if you could have made it in Georgian high society and dress-up kit to host your own masquerade ball.

This is the ninth 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 and games.

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COMPETITION: MAKE A STYLISH GEORGIAN FAN

Stylish fans with exotic designs were all the rage in Georgian England. We’re challenging you to design and make your own fan for your chance to win a goody bag of prizes from our online shop worth £100. Once you’ve designed yours, ask an adult to take a photo of it and email it to us to enter!

You can also find out more about what Georgian fans were like and how to create your own by downloading our template and following our instructions.

Enter the competition

READ: AN INTERVIEW WITH DIDO BELLE AT KENWOOD

We sent young English Heritage Members Olivia, Ela and Layla to Kenwood in London to meet Dido Belle, the daughter of the Royal Navy officer Sir John Lindsay and an African slave called Maria Belle. 

Find out how she came to live in the household of her great-uncle, William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, at his home in Bloomsbury Square and then, from 1780, at Kenwood in London, and watch as she teaches the girls how to make butter in Kenwood’s dairy.

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RECIPE: MAKE YOUR OWN CABINET PUDDING

Have a go at making one of the Duke of Wellington’s favourite desserts! This was served at a banquet every year for about 80 guests. He hosted this party at Apsley House in London every June to celebrate his victory against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. 

Download our recipe, and ask an adult to help you follow the instructions to make this traditional English steamed pudding made with dried fruits and served with custard. Yum!

Download the recipe

DRESS-UP KIT: HOST YOUR OWN MASQUERADE BALL

If you enjoy a party and an excuse to dress up, then now’s your chance! To help you host your own big hair Georgian masquerade ball we’ve created two fabulous Georgian wigs and masks to make and wear! 

Follow the instructions to create your props and prepare to wow the crowds as you’re transported back to the 18th-century social scene.

Download your kit

DOWNLOAD YOUR GEORGIAN TOWN POSTER

In every issue of your Kids Rule! magazine we’re giving away a free poster showing how people lived in England through the ages. If you missed the last magazine, don’t worry as you can still get your hands on the previous posters online.

Each of the posters follow on from each other, allowing you to create a mega timeline of English history! Don’t miss the poster of life in Victorian England, which is due to appear in the next issue of the magazine and here on the website in May.

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