About 1066 and the 3 candidates for the throne of England
About the Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror
How William conquered England by crushing rebellions and building castles
You will do a study of medieval castles
You will study problems facing medieval Kings such as
Bossy bishops – Henry II and the murder of Thomas Becket
Powerful barons – King John
Angry Peasants – Richard II
What a nightmare!!
Design a title page for ‘How did Medieval Kings keep control?’
Use some of the following images to help you
England Before 1066 1066–1500 For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. This icon indicates the slide contains activities created in Flash. These activities are not editable.
This presentation covers:
Who the English were descended from.
How England was run.
What England was like in the 1060s.
What was England like before 1066?
Some people were educated but many were unable to read or write.
People were very religious
The country was organised into areas run by earls (like lords), but they often went to war with each other for control.
There were lots of diseases but people did not understand what caused them.
England could be said to be a country of opposites
England in 1066 was separate from Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The kings of England had enough trouble keeping their country together, without worrying about their neighbouring countries. England became a strange place after the Romans had left in the 5 th century AD . What was England like in 1066? The Saxons and Vikings invaded Britain. The knowledge the Romans had brought disappeared and it was like England had gone back in time!
The English were descended from the Anglo-Saxons , the Vikings and the Danes , who had all invaded and then settled once the Romans had left. Who were the English?
England had strong connections to Scandinavia especially Norway and Denmark England in the 1060s England Norway Denmark English Channel
England was divided into a series of earldoms , each ruled over by a powerful leader called an earl . These earls were meant to be loyal to the king. Which of these earldoms do you think was the most important? Clue: Winchester was the capital at this time.
There were 1.5 million people living in England in the 1060s.
How do you think life then was different from life today? (There are about 60 million people in England today). England in the 1060s
Most people lived in the countryside in small villages and worked on the land.
Much of the southern area of the country was covered in forest .
The country was ruled by Edward the Confessor .
England was a Christian country. The country was part of the Roman Catholic Church which was headed by the Pope . Many countries in Europe belonged to this church. Our neighbours…
England before 1066: multiple-choice questions
To mind map England before 1066
To explain what the country was like
To evaluate and reach conclusions about how different England was in 1066 to today