Was the French Revolution true to its principles of ‘Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite? How did people resist slavery and fight for its abolition? And was there really a medical revolution in the Age of Revolution?

Our revolutionary collection brings together a rich array of historical sources from museums and galleries across the UK to help students find out about the extraordinary people, events and ideas of the Age of Revolution.

Each of our enquiries focuses on a key question, and guides students through using historical sources to formulate their own answers, with opportunities to:

  • Frame and answer historically valid questions
  • Explore different types of sources and evidence and assess their reliability
  • Explore historical concepts such as similarity and difference, continuity and change, and historical significance
  • Explore historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance
  • Make historical connections and draw contrasts
  • Develop historical vocabulary

Use our historical enquiries with your students, adapt them, or create your own. Try our GuidesActivities and Creative and digital making projects for more ways to use the collection in the classroom.

All of our learning resources are authored by education specialists and historians.