Kids

The Kids Rule! Guide to Kings and Queens of England

Welcome to the Kids Rule! 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:

WATCH: AN INTERVIEW WITH HENRY VIII AT ELTHAM PALACE

We sent young English Heritage Members Damon and Amelia to Eltham Palace to meet King Henry VIII. 

Find out what Henry VIII was like, why he beheaded Anne Boleyn, and watch Damon and Amelia take him on at his favourite sport.

Watch the video

READ THE KIDS RULE! GUIDE TO KINGS AND QUEENS

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 the 11th 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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Make your own royal crown

Find out about royal crowns through history and learn about the Imperial State Crown, part of the Crown Jewels.

Then choose from our 3 downloadable templates to design your own crown fit for a king or queen!

Design a royal crown
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DESIGN your own great tower

Design your own Great Tower in the style of Henry II!

Download our template to design your tower, and once you're finished, don't forget to to share it with us! Use #EHmembership and tag @EnglishHeritage.

Download our template
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