Living History Day at Christ’s Hospital

Living History Day at Christ's Hospital. Picture by Toby Phillips SUS-141114-110054001

Living History Day at Christ's Hospital. Picture by Toby Phillips SUS-141114-110054001

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Children from schools across the region visited Christ’s Hospital to have a first-hand experience of a range of aspects of Tudor Life on Friday October 10.

Time spent with members of the History Department dressed as each of the Tudor monarchs gave a sense of the changes and uncertainties that marked sixteenth century England, while the School chemists were able to recreate the wonder experienced by the early alchemists as they unravelled the secrets of the natural world.

Music features heavily in the life of Christ’s Hospital and a performance in the spectacular setting of the Chapel by the School’s talented Chapel Choir fired young musical imaginations, while a spectacular display of Tudor falconry and time engaged in Tudor-style cooking and maypole dancing, showed what fun could be had in a pre-Play Station age.

Adam Reid, Head of History said: “The Living History Day is always one of the great highlights of the year for Christ’s Hospital, and is an excellent opportunity for the History Department to share its passion for the past with a new audience.

“Given the ancient traditions, rich history and spectacular architecture of the School, it is both fun and educative to spend a day immersed in the Tudor world from which CH sprang in 1552.”

Report contributed by Christ’s Hospital. Pictures by Toby Phillips.