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Castle Life


From the peasantry to the people on top. Learn how it was to live in a castle during the medieval period.


Prefer your castles in ruins? Great, because we will also look at the monstrous weapons designed to destroy them too!

A practical view on medieval life and how to end it.


The following is an example of a whole day session that can be delivered to 1, 2 or 3 classes of approximately 30 children. All sessions can be adapted easily to cater for your topic’s learning outcomes, children's needs and the available space. Resources and materials are supplied, so you don't need to lift a finger!


  • Why were castles built?

  • Where is the best place to build  your castle?

  • Timeline

  • Why is castle defense so important?

  • A look at a medieval soldier


After Break

  • Castle jobs

  • Monarchy and their needs

  • Castle entertainment


  • Making Longbows

  • Shooting a bow and crossbow

  • How to siege a castle

  • Making catapults, mangonel and trebuchets


What do our customers say?

Jenny - Parent - Robin Hood Primary Academy,  Birmingham

Two of my children were in The History Guy's Castle Life workshop. I was amazed about how much they remembered. Months later, walking around Raglan Castle, they wouldn't stop throwing historical facts at me! He left them with a real passion.


Mr Sproson - Year 4 Teacher - Brandhall Primary School, Sandwell

The History Guy was great. I got to sit back when he did all the hard work for me. The kids were engaged and lapping up every word. The workshop has really made a positive impact in our follow up lessons.

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