The Normans

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About this session

Key Stage 5 | Subject: History | Topics: Normans | 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.

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

Monday, Tuesday, Friday
10.30, 13.00
90 minutes
Up to 35 students
£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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