All our presentations are delivered by costumed characters, using appropriate artefacts and props. We work with our audience and active participation is encouraged! We cover many topics from Reformation to Restoration. If you do not see exactly what you require below, please enquire, as our activities are tailored to suit the client and can be adapted for all ages groups. Topics include:-
Barber Surgery of the Seventeenth Century
The History of Crime and Punishment
What not to Wear in the Sixteenth or Seventeenth Century
The Tudor/Stuart Housewife
Witchcraft and Witchfinding
Life Beyond the Mayflower (the social history of the period 1619-1682) from August 2020
The Great Fire of London
Life in Shakespeare’s England
The Elizabethan and/or Restoration Theatre
Plague and Pestilence
Rich and Poor
Ships and Seamen
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
The Weaponry of the English Civil War – with musket firing by arrangement
The Tudor Herb Garden
The English Civil War in south-west England
Revision sessions for GCSE History of Medicine, Elizabethan England or Restoration England
Background sessions for those studying Shakespeare or Restoration drama
Sessions suitable to accompany KS1 or KS2 topics including ‘Fire’, ‘Toys’, ‘Water’, ‘Clothes’, ‘Food’, ‘Homes’, ‘Conflict’ and ‘Health’.
Out of costume, our presenters also work with schools and youth groups on local and family history topics.
Individual members of our staff also offer a range of other presentations, suitable for history societies or social groups.
Some testimonials can be found here.