L4 students recently travelled to Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire for an audience with Queen Elizabeth I.
Queen Elizabeth shared stories about her life and times with the students and invited them to ask questions, she was so impressed with Euan Edwards’ historical knowledge that he was knighted, declaring him to be Sir Euan of Lichfield! A number of other students also impressed Elizabeth with their questions and answers and she graciously gave season passes to Isobel Budden, Isabelle Quartermain, Peter Iriabe and Euan Edwards, these passes will allow these students to visit Tutbury Castle with their families for the rest of the year free of charge.
The remainder of the afternoon was spent exploring the scenic castle ruins and taking full advantage of having the castle all to ourselves. The visit was both informative and enjoyable and the students returned to school slightly muddy, but with great memories and historical knowledge.