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Engaging with (Extraordinary) Medieval Queens - Workshop 1

The Grand Jury Room in The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

This interactive workshop, for children aged 12-16 years, will explore, using documents and evidence from the Middle Ages, what it meant to be a Medieval queen, what their role was, what their lives were like and what others expected of them.

Medieval queens were truly extraordinary women, both in terms of the unique position they held and their fascinating lives. This workshop for young teenagers aged 12-16 will give the participants an opportunity to engage with the lives of medieval queens, learning about the role they played in society, the expectations of their position and their individual experiences. This will be an interactive workshop, using a range of documentary materials and visual evidence from the Middle Ages which tell us about these extraordinary women and what their lives were like.

The workshop will be led by Dr Elena Woodacre, a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History at the University of Winchester and will be taking place in one of Winchester's few remaining medieval settings - The Great Hall.

The Great Hall is also open as part of Heritage Open Days. Members of family not booked on the workshop will be able to look round The Great Hall for free, and also visit the Extraordinary Women Exhibition and view the winning entries of our 'Arts & Words' Competition for local primary schools. There will be another workshop for children aged 8 to 11 years.

●  Saturday 15 September: 1130-1300

Booking Details:
Strictly pre-booked only.

Access Information:
Ramp access to Great Hall and Queen Eleanor's Garden. Access to Grant Jury Room is via stairs. Venue advises us that disabled access to the Grand Jury Room is by escort only.

Additional Information:
Max 20 people per tour/session. This workshop for older children will last approximately 90 minutes.

Directions:
Enter the Great Hall and turn right, proceed up the stairs to find the Grand Jury Room.

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