ERA2016 Finalist Logo It is always nice when a project you’ve worked long and hard on gets the recognition you hope it will achieve, and so, we were delighted to be informed last week that our app, Kings & Queens: 1000 years of British Royal History, developed in partnership Royal Collection Trust, is up for an ERA award in the category of Secondary – including ICT.

The full list of Education Resources Award Finalists for 2016. We will find out in March during the Education Show in Birmingham how we got on – in the meantime we are keeping our fingers crossed.

We have been delighted with the response to the app more generally – here some other nice things that reviewers have said about the app:

“The App Store listing reckons Kings & Queens is “an ideal starting-point for anyone aged 11 and above with an interest in the the Royal Family, royal history and the line of succession”. I think it might be just as interesting for slightly younger children too, like my Horrible Histories-mad eight year-old too.

The app delivers a comprehensive but accessible look at British monarchs through the ages, with a mixture of text, images (including digitised paintings), animation and quizzes. There’s lots of information to digest, but it never feels overwhelming.

Whether your children are studying a specific monarch at school or simply getting to know some of the historic rulers they’ve not heard of before, this iPad app is well worth a look.”

From a review on Apps Playground



“This easy to navigate app combines superb digital portraits of Britain’s royal family through time with well written and child-friendly descriptions of their characters and deeds. It makes a useful reference app or an interesting general reading experience.”


From a 5 star review on the Educational App Store



“The time, labour and love going in to creating apps is clear to see in this wonderfully executed resource.

The intuitive, multi-layered format of Kings and Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royal History is aimed at children aged between 11 and 14 who are studying at Key Stages 3 and 4, and more broadly at those with an interest in British history.”

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 From an EduApp review on UKEdChat (9.6 out of 10)


Kings & Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royal History from Royal Collection Trust

See the app in action here

Get the iPad app on iTunes here