English Civil War is brought to life at Taverham Hall School

Pupils at Taverham Hall School learned all about the English Civil War recently, after a visit from historical re-enactment society Hands on the Past.

The 17th century was brought to life in the grounds of Taverham Hall by the company, who taught the pupils how to fire cannons as well as handle swords and pikes.

Luckily for those who were 'injured', a barber surgeon was on hand to cauterize their wounds using a variety of medieval instruments!

Head of history at Taverham Hall, Irving Newton, said: 'The children were enthralled by the whole experience. It's important the children do not see history as something they just do in the class room.

'We are committed to visiting historical sites and using our grounds and main hall to stage battles and act out important historical events.'

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