This is a self-guided historical enquiry designed to support GCSE students studying the Normans. It can be used as a classroom resource, particularly for students studying the AQA historic environment of Norman England which, in 2021, focuses on the White Tower within its historical context.
Exam board links
AQA Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section B: Norman England, c1066-c1100.
Edexcel: Paper 2: Period study and British depth study B1: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88.
OCR A (Explaining the Modern World): Component Group 2: Power: Monarchy and Democracy in Britain c.1000 to 2014.
OCR A (Explaining the Modern World): Component Group 3: Castles: Form and Function c.1000–1750.
OCR B (Schools History Project): British Depth Study: The Norman Conquest, 1065–1087.
Students will be able to make comparisons and contrasts between Anglo-Saxon and Norman England.
Students will explore the legacy of invasion and the nature of society in the early Anglo-Norman period.