The Citizens' Project is a public history outreach programme run by Royal Holloway, University of London and supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. As part of the project, in early February, Dr Claire Kennan from the University led a workshop at the College on the 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace, the largest rebellion in Tudor England.
After a successful workshop studying original sources related to the rebellion, the students and Curriculum Manager for medieval and early modern history, Gavin Sheffield, attended a day at Royal Holloway. Staff and current students from the history department at the University spoke about their work and answered questions from our students as to life as an undergraduate. The day culminated with the creation of a short film for the Citizens' Project Youtube Channel on the causes of the Pilgrimage of Grace.
Gavin commented, "I am really proud of the students, their willingness to engage with difficult source materials in the workshop and positive approach to being filmed for the short documentary was a real credit to them as well as to the history department."
The students were Seri Blake, Eve Trainer, Luke Pearce, Daisy Smith, Liam Errington and Carla Biteanu.