Tower Power: the Norman Conquest

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History | Topics: Normans, Castles | Session Type: Route-based

It is 1097 and William I's greatest fortress and palace, the White Tower, has just been completed. 

One of William's courtiers will help students explore this magnificent keep, examining its exterior, defences and symbolic power as the great 'Norman fist on Anglo-Saxon soil'.

National Curriculum links

This session relates to:

  • Extending chronological knowledge of significant events in British history beyond 1066.
  • Studying the history of the students' local area.

Learning outcomes

  • To learn about the Tower’s role as a fortress
  • To know that William the Conqueror began the building of the White Tower after the Norman conquest

Booking information

Monday to Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
One hour
Up to 35 students
£93 pounds plus admission

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