The Normans

In partnership with London Metropolitan Archives

In partnership with London Metropolitan Archives

About this session

Key Stage 5 | Subject: History | Topics: Normans, War and Conflict | Session Type: Depth Study

A Norman fist on Anglo-Saxon soil? Charting the arrival and influence of the Normans in England, this session focuses on William the Conqueror's mighty fortress: the White Tower.

Students will analyse the Tower buildings and a range of documentary evidence to consider the roles and importance of the White Tower in Norman England.

Through investigation of the physical evidence with written sources and images, students will critically evaluate interpretations of William I’s consolidation of power.

This study day will also include a session on using contemporary documents from the period at the London Metropolitan Archives.

Exam board links

This session has been designed to complement the study of the Norman period, and particularly the following exam boards:


  • Unit 2A.1: Anglo-Saxon England and the Anglo-Norman Kingdom, c1053–1106.


  • Unit 1 Y102: Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest, 1035–1107.


Booking information

Thursday 18 October 2018 Thursday 29 November 2018
Thursday 24 January 2019
Thursday 7 February 2019
Thursday 7 March 2019
Thursday 21 March 2019
4.5 hours
Up to 35 pupils
£12.58 per student.

If you plan to bring 11 students or fewer a minimum price of £151 will be charged for your group

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