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The Kids Rule! Guide to Stuart England

Welcome to the Kids Rule! guide to Stuart England, 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: 

INTERVIEW WITH A MASTER HORSEMAN

We sent young English Heritage Members Elliot and Harvey to Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire to find out what it took to ride and train horses in the 17th century.

Master horseman William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, is looking for new grooms to learn the art of manège, which has since become the sport of dressage. Watch the video to see how it’s done.

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THE KIDS RULE! GUIDE TO STUART ENGLAND

Read Kids Rule! magazine online to learn about life in Stuart England, including who ruled and how the country was ruled, the English Civil War, kings on the run and lots more!

This is the eighth 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, games, puzzles and competitions. So, what are you waiting for?

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

  • Make a cavalier hat

    It wasn’t just clothes and facial hair that gave the Stuarts their distinctive look: they also wore hats with extravagant feathers. Follow this step-by-step guide to make your own stylish hat. Then pop it on while you wear your collar and moustache and goatee from our dress up kit to complete the look. 

  • DOWNLOADABLE DRESS UP KIT

    Fashion changed a lot during the time of the Stuarts. The king set the trends and his supporters followed. Cavaliers were known for their fancy collars and even fancier facial hair. Dress up like a Cavalier with this cool kit: just print the templates and follow the instructions to make a collar and handheld moustache and goatee beard!

  • Design a Stuart newspaper

    Design the front page of a Stuart newspaper. Learn about Stuart newspapers and read our handy hints and tips on what to include on a newspaper front page, then create your own using pencils, pens or paints.

  • 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. Simply download our easy-to-use templates and instructions, and get making!

STUART 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 Stuart 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!

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