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The Normans

About this session

GCSE | Subject: History | Topics: Normans| Session Type: Depth study

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 examine the Tower buildings and documentary evidence to consider the roles and importance of the White Tower in Norman England.

Your workshop includes the following:

  • A welcome talk from a Tower of London expert to enable your students to contextualise their visit.
  • A facilitated, interactive tour to actively engage your students with the theme of their visit.
  • Student-centred resources designed to be used on-site and back in the classroom.
  • Free time to explore the Tower of London either before or after the session.

Exam board links

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

  • 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 B Component group 1 British Depth study The Norman Conquest, 1065–1087.

Booking information

Monday, Tuesday
10.30, 13.00
90 minutes
Up to 35 pupils
£103 plus admission

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