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Plans For Battle Of Hastings Re Enactment


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Plans For Battle Of Hastings Re Enactment

  1. 1. Plans for Battle of Hastings Re-enactment <ul><li>Lesson 1-3 </li></ul>
  2. 2. How the battle went <ul><li>Watch this power point presentation and make notes on the important elements of the Battle. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. What were the main stages of the Battle of Hastings? <ul><li>1) Normans attacked Saxons, who were on top of the hill- Saxons had the advantage. </li></ul><ul><li>2) Normans fled down the hill again, the Saxons think the Normans are retreating and chase them down the hill. </li></ul><ul><li>3) Once at the bottom of the hill the Norman soldiers turn around and begin attacking the Saxon soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>4) The Norman archers start firing over the Saxon shield wall. </li></ul><ul><li>5) The Saxon shield wall collapses and the Norman soldiers attack. Harold’s two brothers die. </li></ul><ul><li>6) Harold is shot with an arrow above his left eye and dies. The Norman soldiers are victorious. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Battle Plan <ul><li>The battle will be acted out in a series of 6 tableaux scenes that we are going to practice and create now. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the golden rules of tableaux? </li></ul><ul><li>1) No moving </li></ul><ul><li>2) No talking </li></ul><ul><li>3) Use obvious body shapes and positions </li></ul><ul><li>4) Use great facial expressions </li></ul><ul><li>5) Hold the position until you are told to move </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who will be who? <ul><li>In your groups of six you now need to decide your roles for the tableaux scenes. </li></ul><ul><li>You need the following characters:- </li></ul><ul><li>English Saxons </li></ul><ul><li>1 X Housecarl </li></ul><ul><li>1 X Fyrd </li></ul><ul><li>1 X either Housecarl or Fyrd </li></ul>French Normans 1 X Cavalry (horse rider) 1 X Archer 1 X Spearman
  6. 6. Layout of the battle field <ul><li>We are going to practice our tableaux in our groups of six. Three of you will be Saxons and three will be Normans. </li></ul><ul><li>In the classroom you will be performing these tableaux together, however, when we get to the school field, you will go to opposite ends of the field to join your fellow Normans or Saxons. </li></ul><ul><li>Even though you are at opposite ends of the field to the other 3 members of your group you will still be performing the same 6 tableaux in the same order. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tableaux One <ul><li>The Norman foot soldiers are the first to attack. They are enthusiastic and brave. </li></ul><ul><li>The English Saxon soldiers have the high ground though and see them coming so throw missiles and spears to stop them getting up the hill. The Saxon’s also have shields to protect themselves. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tableaux Two <ul><li>The Norman soldiers begin to run away from the Saxon hill. They think that William has been killed and are afraid that they have lost. </li></ul><ul><li>The Saxon army can see the Normans running away and begin to chase them down the hill. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tableaux Three <ul><li>When the Saxons are at the bottom of the hill the Normans turn around, introduce their Cavalry and begin fighting and killing the Saxons. A lot of the Saxons are killed at this point. Some begin to run back up the safety of the hill. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tableaux Four <ul><li>The Norman archers then begin to fire their weapons up and over the Saxon shield wall. At the same time the cavalry are still attacking the Saxon soldiers who have run down the hill. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tableaux Five <ul><li>The Saxon shield wall collapses and the Norman soldiers are able to charge up the hill and kill any other Saxon soldiers in their path. </li></ul><ul><li>The Saxon soldiers are now terrified and don’t know which way to turn, some start running away. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tableaux Six <ul><li>The battle ends when Harold receives a mortal blow to the eye, from an arrow fired by one of the Norman archers. </li></ul><ul><li>The Norman soldiers start celebrating and the Saxon soldiers begin to run away. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Who shall be King?
  14. 14. Task 1 Electing a William and Harold. <ul><li>Each floor will need to choose a William and Harold to play the parts of the Kings. Anyone who wishes to stand for the role of King will need to write a very short speech explaining why they would be a good King. </li></ul><ul><li>You will stand up and read your speech and then a democratic vote will take place to decide who shall be King of each side. </li></ul>
  15. 15. It is important for each army to have a king <ul><li>You now have the chance to nominate yourself to be King. </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to be brave, courageous and confident to lead your army into battle. </li></ul><ul><li>If you think you have these qualities then now is the chance to take up the challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>All you need to do is make up a speech rallying your troops and enthusing them to fight the battle for you. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Planning and designing Costumes <ul><li>All soldiers would have worn very specific costumes and armor. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to design your own soldiers outfit. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the links on to see a 3D view of both soldiers attire. </li></ul><ul><li>Produce a labeled diagram of your costume and/or a plan of how they are going to make their costume? </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>The battle is going to take place on the school field. We will be marching down there, led by our Kings; with flags flying and weapons drawn. </li></ul><ul><li>Once on the field you will need to take your position either on the Saxon side (if you are a Saxon in the tableaux) or the Norman side, nearest the school (if you are a Norman soldier in your tableaux) we will listen to each King make his speech. </li></ul><ul><li>The battle will consist of 6 separate tableaux scenes that you will have practiced and rehearsed before hand. </li></ul><ul><li>When the trumpet sounds you will get into position 1 of your tableaux. When the trumpet sounds again you will get into position 2 of your tableaux and so on until all the tableaux have been completed. </li></ul><ul><li>When you have completed all your tableaux William’s army will march back with the victory crown and flag. </li></ul>