Kings and Queens of England
Welcome to our guide to kings and queens, 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:
Design your own coat of arms!
Learn about the history of coats of arms: find out who had them, why they were used and what they looked like. Plus, discover the meanings behind the design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's royal coat of arms.
Then use our guide to heraldry and downloadable template to create your own.Get creative with coats of arms
Learn to draw Henry VIII with Wesley Robbins
Learn to draw Henry VIII with Kids Rule! magazine illustrator Wesley Robins! Have a piece of paper and a pen or pencil ready, and draw along, as he shows you step-by-step how to portray this famous Tudor king.
ENGLAND'S KINGS AND QUEENS THROUGH HISTORY
Watch our animated history of England's rulers through the centuries, from Athelstan to Elizabeth II. Then click the link to download and print your own poster of England's Kings and Queens.
A Day in the Life Episode 11: Kings and Queens
Find out what life was like for eight-year-old Prince Bertie, the eldest son of Queen Victoria. It's June 1850 and the royal family are staying at Osborne, their home on the Isle of Wight.
What Was Life Like? Meet King Henry VIII
Meet Henry VIII! Find out what he was like, why he beheaded Anne Boleyn, and see English Heritage Young Members Damon and Amelia take him on at his favourite sport.
Queen Victoria's Story
How much do you know about Queen Victoria's life?
Explore some of the best bits from her story, from her strict childhood, to becoming queen, marrying her prince and ruling the British Empire...Discover Queen Victoria
READ THE KIDS RULE! GUIDE TO KINGS AND QUEENS (Issue 11)
Read Kids Rule! magazine online to learn about the Kings and Queens of England through the ages, from Aethelstan to Elizabeth II. Plus, we’ve also got a quiz to help you discover how well you know your royals and a downloadable tower for you to design for yourself.
This is issue 11 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
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