Tag Archives: Tower of London

HISTORIC BATTLES: THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT

Today is St. Crispin’s Day, and on St. Crispin’s Day, 1415, the English won a major victory in its ongoing war with France. (The one called the Hundred Years War, even though it actually lasted, on and off, for one hundred and sixteen years.) Why were they fighting – this time? Well, in 1414, England’s […]

TIME ROSE 1: THE DISAPPEARING ROSE

The two little Princes in the Tower disappeared five centuries ago – so what are they doing in our time? To find out, read: Synopsis: What happened to two young princes who disappeared from the Tower of London over five hundred years ago is still quite a mystery. A mystery Dane and Paige Marchand and […]

HISTORIC HAUNTINGS

Growing up in England, there is no way I don’t believe in ghosts. I have only once (possibly) seen one, but I have often sensed them in old buildings and on lonely footpaths. At this ghostly time of year, challenge your kids to find out more about some famous ghosts, such as: • Anne Boleyn, […]

HISTORIC MEMORIALS: BLOOD SWEPT LANDS & SEAS

August 5th marks the centenary of Great Britain’s first full day of action in WW I. In a unique tribute to all the British and Colonial victims of that war, 888,246 ceramic poppies are going to be creating a flowing sea of red around the Tower of London, with the last one set to be […]

HISTORIC AUGUST CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS

Here are some August celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate. Fêtes de Genève (July 17th – August 10th, Geneva, Switzerland) Independence Day (August 1st, Switzerland) National Eisteddfod (August 1st – 9th, Llanelli, Wales) Edinburgh Military Tattoo (August 1st-23rd, Edinburgh, Scotland) Blood Poppies Installation At Tower Of London (August 5th, England) Peace […]

HISTORY MYSTERY INFO

In 1674, men doing some reconstruction work on the Tower of London’s White Tower unearthed a box containing two small human skeletons. People of the time thought they might belong to the little princes who had gone missing two centuries earlier, but people of all ages met their ends at the Tower, and these were […]

HISTORY MYSTERY: KIDS’ CONTEST – WITH A PRIZE!

Kids love mysteries, especially about other kids, and history provides several. One of the most popular is the five-hundred-and thirty-year-old mystery of the two little Princes in the Tower. (At the end of this, admittedly lengthy, post kids have a chance to suggest a possible solution and win an e-copy of my middle-grade time-travel novel, […]

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

The Historical Debate Society for girls and boys is a society where kids can put their ideas about the latest historical debate and put their own debate. Join in!

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