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The Kids Rule! Guide to Prehistoric England

Welcome to the Kids Rule! guide to Prehistoric England. Learn about England’s history, discover more about English Heritage sites and find loads of fun things to watch, read and do! Here's what we've got in store for you:

VIDEO: MEET A BRONZE AGE SETTLER

Two young Members, Maddy and Kingsley, travel to Beeston Castle and Woodland Park in Cheshire to find out about life in a Bronze Age roundhouse.  Watch the video to discover how the roundhouse was built and how its inhabitants lived!

The Battersea shield, which dates from the Iron Age

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The Kids Rule! Guide to Prehistoric England

Read Kids Rule! magazine online to learn about life in Prehistoric England, discover our Ancient sites and take our quiz see if you know your Neanderthal from your Neolithic!

This is part of the Kids Rule! magazine series following the history of England, designed to help you discover more about the past, through fun facts, illustrated stories, games, puzzles and competitions.

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Mini model of a Bronze Age roundhouse

MAKE YOUR OWN BRONZE AGE ROUNDHOUSE

Make your own mini model of a Bronze Age roundhouse with our downloadable template and easy step-by-step guide.  Once you’ve finished it, put your model Bronze Age dwelling on display to impress your friends!

USE OUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
An interview with a real-life Stone Age man, Will Lord

Interview with a Stone Age Man at Grime's Graves

We sent English Heritage Members Flo and Alfie Tyrrell to Grime’s Graves, a neolithic flint mine in North Norfolk, to meet prehistoric survival expert Will Lord and learn about what life was like here in the Stone Age.

Watch the video to discover how Grime’s Graves got its name, how the miners saw what they were doing underground, where prehistoric people slept and where they went to the toilet.  Will even tells his favourite prehistoric joke!

Watch the video
Image: boy on stone age mask dress up

Instant Stone Age Dress-Up Kit

Get ready to strike a prehistoric pose by printing out our instant dress-up kit. To help transport you back to 8,000 BC, we’ve got a choice of two masks, a beard, bones and teeth to make a prehistoric necklace, and a flint hand axe.

Once you're ready, don't forget to ask a grown-up to share your selfie with us! Use #EHmembership and tag @EnglishHeritage.

Download the Props

Prehistoric Poster: Make a mega timeline!

We've created a series of posters showing how people lived in England through the ages. The first one shows life at a Stone Age settlement in 8000BC.

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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