About this learning resource
A map with Norman Castles plotted on it to show the extent of William’s castle building across England in the Norman period.
This resource supports the Key stage 3 1066 and the Norman Tower of London school session at the Tower of London.
National Curriculum links
• The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509.
• KS4 and KS5 Normans.
• Students will explore castle and castle-building as a key aspect of Norman rule.
• Students will understand the key people who impacted on the reigns of William I and his sons.
- KS3 (age 11-14)
- KS4 (age 15-16)
- KS5 (age 16+)
- For the classroom
- Tower of London
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