Geography - In the spotlight

6th July 2012 at 01:00

Three lions

Explore the history of the British monarchy with a new online resource about the royal arms, from the Churches Conservation Trust.

What is it?

The site introduces pupils to royal arms on everyday objects such as coins, football shirts and stamps. An interactive timeline explores how royal arms have changed over the centuries. There is also guidance about which churches display coats of arms, together with details about the changing relationship between state and church.

How to use it?

This is a good starting point for a kings and queens project. Pupils can search for royal arms in their local area, in newspapers and even on banknotes. Visit to identify whose arms have been spotted. Is it the rarely seen crest of Richard the Lionheart? Or the emblem of the house of Windsor? This could also be the foundation for a research project on one of the monarchs.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today