Live History Class for Kids: Crime and Punishment

The pillory at Charing Cross - engraving of a crowd watching a public punishment

Thursday 25 March 2021, 3pm GMT/10am ET. Register here.

Join our virtual history classes on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 3pm GMT to learn about key aspects of the Georgian period, when Benjamin Franklin was living in London. Together we will uncover the past and develop historical skills!

Since the Metropolitan Police Force was not established until 1829, law enforcement functioned very differently in the Georgian era. We’ll learn all about common crimes and gruesome punishments before trying some writing to help us identify with people from the past.

Activity materials: paper, pencil/pen

Most Suitable for KS2 and KS3 (US Grades 2-8) but all ages welcome!

For more information, contact our Education Manager

Watch the class below: