‘Peter the Wild Boy’ was found in a forest in Germany in 1725, he had no clothes, walked on his hands and knees and he did not speak. He was brought to Kensington Palace a year later by King George and became quite a celebrity.
Recently a historian at Kensington Palace has found that Peter may have had Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, which would explain many of his features, learning and communication difficulties.
We have been working with Kensington Palace to tell Peter’s Story. We have developped inclusive resource packs designed to teach children and young people about the history of Peter, and to discuss some of the complex questions about inclusion, humanity and intelligence that his story raises.
To learn more about the fascinating history of Kensington Palace and Peter’s story or to download our resource packs, Click Here.