British Institutions – The Trusted Guardians

(1 customer review)


An introduction to one of Britain’s great institutions, The Household Cavalry. The book is also an ideal resource to teach history at Key Stages 1 and 2 and will help students develop their criticial thinking skills.

Beautifully illustrated with characters from The Household Cavalry, both guards and their horses.


Written by Debra Price
Illustrated by Zoe Sadler

ISBN: 978-0-946095-81-0

Format: Paperback
Pages: 32 + 4 page timeline
Publication Date: 9 May 2017


The Trusted Guardians. For over three centuries the soldiers of The Household Cavalry have been the Monarch’s trusted guardians. Since 1660 Household Cavalrymen have ridden and fought on battlefields from Waterloo to Afghanistan.

The Trusted Guardians introduces young readers to one of Britain’s great institutions, The Household Cavalry. The book is also an ideal resource to teach history at Key stages 1 and 2. Young historians are asked to use their skills spanning a 350-year timeline to think critically, weigh up conflicting evidence, and make their own judgements about some of history’s most famous events, figures, and turning points in British History.

Each chapter ends with History Detective and See for Yourself activities.

Chapters include

  • What is The Household Cavalry
  • Who was Charles II?
  • Cavalry regiments at war
  • The Battle of Waterloo
  • Two men who made history
  • Special History Investigation
  • Over 350 years of The Household Cavalry
    • the timeline opens over 4 pages showing moments in British history and events associated with The Household Cavalry
  • From the Crimea to the Boer War
  • The First World War 1914-1918
  • The Second World War 1939-1945
  • The Queen’s Life Guard
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • The Hoursehold Cavalry Mounted Regiment
  • The Horses of the Household Cavalry
  • Three horses who made history
  • Bands and trumpeters
  • On parade and in combat

Find out lots more about the Household Calvary by visiting The Household Calvary Museum

You may also find our book God Bless the Queen useful when discussing famous public institutions with pupils.

The British Institutions Series

A series of books to help young readers learn about Britain’s most famout public institutions as part of British Values.

Debra Price has taught Critical Thinking to secondary school students for over ten years, having formerly been Deputy Head and Head of Critical Thinking at Benenden School. As a passionate advocate of Critical Thinking Debra is now working to develop a wide-range of ‘critical thinking tool-box’ resources to help younger children develop strong thinking skills.

The book’s illustrator Zoe Sadler’s love of reading fairytales and her penchant for an old fashioned dip pen and ink inspire her to create quirky hand drawn illustrations. Brought up on a small Scottish Croft in rural Aberdeenshire she studied at Dundee Univiersity’s renowned Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art and left with a degree in Illustration. Zoe now lives and works on the picturesque and inspiring Isle of Wight with her cat Mouse and dog Wilson.

Additional information

Weight 0.14 kg

Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3


British Values



1 review for British Institutions – The Trusted Guardians

  1. Marie Jones

    The timeline in this book is really useful and I used the history investigation as part of a project. Worth buying for those two things but the rest of the book is good too. Will there be more of these books?

Add a review

Your email address will not be published.