Kids

The Georgians

Welcome to our guide to the 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! Here's what we've got in store for you:

A Day in the Life Episode 9: Georgians

What was life like in a Georgian country house? Meet Jemima Campbell at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, in 1731.

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Homes Through History Episode 6: Meet the Housekeeper at Apsley House

Discover what life was like at Apsley House, home of the 1st Duke of Wellington.

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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.

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Things to make and do: get creative with our Georgian themed activities

COLOUR YOUR OWN GEORGIAN CITY

Download the colouring sheet, and use pencils, pens or paints to bring this busy industrial scene to life in your own way!

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  • CREATE A GEORGIAN FAN

    Fans were very common in Georgian society.  They were decorated with pictures in lots of detail and were even used to send secret messages!  Find out more about Georgian fans and learn how to create your own. 

  • MAKE YOUR OWN CABINET PUDDING

    Make one of the Duke of Wellington’s favourite desserts! This pud was served to 80 guests at a banquet held every year at Apsley House in London, to celebrate his victory against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. 

  • MASQUERADE BALL DRESS-UP KIT

    Host your own Georgian masquerade ball with these two fabulous Georgian wigs and masks to make and wear! Follow the instructions to create your props and prepare to be transported back to the 18th-century.

  • More things to make and do

    Browse our best ideas and get hands-on and crafty with history. From model historical homes to costumes and coats of arms, there’s plenty to be inspired by. Download our easy-to-use templates and instructions, and get making!

The Kids Rule! guide to Georgian England (issue 9)

Read Kids Rule! magazine online to learn about the Georgians, including the four king Georges who ruled the country, the Industrial Revolution and the inspiring women whose stories can be discovered at our sites. Plus, take our quiz to see if you could have made it in Georgian high society.

This is issue 9 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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Quiz: Could you make it in Georgian high society?

Take our quiz to find out if you could have cut it in Georgian aristocratic circles...

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