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The Kids Rule! Guide to the Georgians

Welcome to the Kids Rule! 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:

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.

Read the Interview

The KIDS RULE! guide to GEORGIAN ENGLAND

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 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.

Read the magazine

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.  

Create a Georgian fan

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

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

GEORGIAN POSTER: MAKE YOUR MEGA TIMELINE

We've created a series of posters showing how people lived in England through the ages, like this one showing life in Georgian England.

Each of the posters follows on from each other, so that when you download them all from the Kids Rule! pages, you can create your own mega timeline of English history!

Download your poster
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