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Knights and Castles

Resources to support teachers, parents and pupils
English, History, Kings and Queens

Addressing the National Curriculums requirement for pupils to develop an awareness of the past, further their ability to identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods, and develop an understanding of some of the ways we find out about the past, our below resources will assist Key Stage 1 pupils discover the wonderful world of knights and castles!

We have designed the resources below to help your pupils learn, whether they are in the classroom or at home.

Some resources were created during lockdown and are specifically designed for those pupils learning at home.

Download the Knights and castles teachers pack (189 KB, pdf) for helpful information and tips on how these resources can assist in your lesson planning.

If you are planning to visit the Royal Armouries in Leeds check out our Knights and Castles Workshop to immerse your pupils learning while they are with us!


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Tina the Time Traveller: Clifford’s Tower, York.

Tina the Time Traveller is not just visiting one time period on this radio show, but two! She is exploring how Clifford’s Tower in York has changed from a wooden structure to one made of stone. Let us hope she doesn’t get lock in!

Download the transcript of “Time Travel Radio – Castles- Transcript (Word, 25 KB)

Image Banks

All the below images are from our collection and will enhance students visual understanding of Knights. Hover over the image to reveal more information, including a link to further information and more images of the object.

You are more than welcome to use the images in your lessons and other non-commercial education. If in doubt, please see our Copyright Policy (pdf, 93 KB) or contact our licencing team.

Knights weapons and armour


George and the dragon

Castles and tournaments



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Royal Armouries Museum
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Learning packs and resources

Lion Armour Home Learners Pack (pdf, 1 MB)

Squire Practice Home Learners Pack (pdf, 893 KB)

Knights and castles teachers pack (pdf, 235 KB)

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