Year 5 History trip to Burghley House

Last Friday, Year 5 took a trip back in time as we visited Burghley House for a Tudor day.
Burghley House was built by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer (trusted adviser and reputed spy-master) to Queen Elizabeth I between 1575 and 1587. One of the main reasons for building such a beautiful and architecturally ornate home was for a Royal visit from the Queen; she never visited!

We started our day with a fascinating visit to the Tudor doctor. Some gruesome cures were dished out including leeches attached to arms, onions pressed to ears and the rope of a hanged man recommended for a headache! Then off to the Great Hall for Tudor games, dancing the Pavane and a ghost story by the crackling fire. After lunch, a focus on food - we inspected a banqueting table and had a tour of the kitchen where an amazing array of copper pans were on display.

A great day out in lovely company; Year 5 were a delight to be with.

Mrs Thornalley
Teacher of English & History