These visually attractive and hard wearing posters use classical illustrations and a brief description of the main characters of the period to set the scene for a variety of History Topics. Brighten your room or corridor and make them an 'interactive area' with interesting pictures, dates, facts and figures. A1 (841 x 594mm). Set of six comprises:King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, Florence Nightingale, Guy Fawkes, The Romans in Britain and The Victorians.Queen Elizabeth I17th November 1558 - 24th March 1603ôI may not be a lion, but I am a lions cub and I have a lions heartöCalled The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but when her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her half-brother, Edward VI, bequeathed the crown to Lady Jane Grey, cutting his two half-sisters, Elizabeth and the Catholic Mary, out of the succession. Mary became queen, and Lady Jane Grey was executed in 1558.Elizabeth succeeded her half-sister, during whose reign she had been imprisoned for nearly a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels.Florence Nightingale12th May 1820 - 13th August Florence Nightingale completed a nursing course in Germany and following a report in 'The Times' newspaper about the suffering of the British troops in the Crimean War she answered a government appeal for nurses.She was appointed 'Superintendant of the Female Nurses in the Hospital in the East.' With the help of her nurses she improved medical and sanitary arrangements, set up food kitchens, washed the linen and wrote home on behalf of the soldiers.Florence encouraged educated respectable women to consider a career in nursing.Her work in the Crimea set standards for modern nursing and helped to transform the public's perception of the nursing profession.She was awarded the brooch below by Queen Victoria for her work in the Crimea and for the remainder of her life she worked to improve conditions for the sick in hospitals.Guy Fawkes13th April 1570 - 31st January 1606ôRemember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot.öOn the 5th November, 1605, eight men plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament with barrels of gunpowder placed in the cellars. The plotters were Thomas Bates, Robert Wintour, Christopher Wright, John Wright, Thomas Percy, Guy Fawkes, Robert Catesby and Thomas Wintour. The plan was to blow up the House of Lords during the state opening of England's Parliament by King James I as a prelude to a popular revolt in the Midlands during which King James's nine-year-old daughter, Princess Elizabeth, was to be installed as the Catholic head of state.Guy Fawkes was discovered in the cellars of the parliament buildings guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder with which Fawkes, he was captured, tortured and executed.Henry VIII28th June 1491 - 28th January 1547Henry VIII was King of England from 21st April 1509 until his death. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father Henry VII.Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Henry' struggles with Rome led to the separation of the Church of England from papal authority, the dissolution of the Monasteries, and establishing himself as the Supreme Head of the Church of England.He changed religious ceremonies and rituals and suppressed the monasteries, while remaining a believer in core Catholic theological teaching, even after his excommunication form the Roman Catholic Church. Henry is famously remembered for having six wives - two of whom he beheaded.Roman BritainAD43 - AD410The Romans came to England in 43 AD. You can see evidence of the Romans in many areas of Britain from ruins of Roman buildings to some of the roads we use today. Julius Caesar was the first Roman Emperor to invade Britain; he won several battles in 55BC. He returned again in 54BC, landing in Kent and proceeded across the Thames to fight the British Tribes. Nearly 100 years later Emperor Claudius came to Britain and was successful in defeating the different British tribes.
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