How important was Basing House?

In this learning resource, which is suitable for Upper Key Stage 2, we examine evidence from two key moments in the history of Basing House: the final visit of the Tudor Queen Elizabeth I in 1601 and the English Civil War battles of 1645.

A comprehensive and easy-to-use resource, it can be used by home-schooling parents and teachers alike. Included are full notes for educators, all activity resources, suggestions for future learning and information on where to find additional resources and information on the topic.

You are guided through a variety of sources including film, images and a transcript of an historic document, using the evidence to piece together how important Basing House was.

Click here to download the learning resource

Inspired by the story of Basing House? Students at Basingstoke schools are invited to submit artworks for the Mayor of Basingstoke’s Civil War Art and Poetry competition – you could win a free visit to Basing House for your school, possibly including a travel bursary, and free annual passes for your family. Find out more here.


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