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The White Tower and the Normans

MLD session

MLD session

about this session

Key stage 3, Moderate learning difficulties (MLD) | Subject: History | Topics: Normans | Session Type: Route-based

The Norman Conquest of 1066 caused huge changes in England. This session explores the events leading up to the conquest, its effects, and what the construction of the Tower of London can tell us about this time. 

With the help of one of the King’s courtiers, students will explore William’s struggle to become the new King of England in 1066, and the methods he used to consolidate power.   

This session is delivered by a presenter skilled in supporting students with moderate learning difficulties.  

This session is based entirely on route, in public areas of The Tower of London. 

Learning objectives

Students will:

  • Explore the nature of power and the challenges facing the new king following the Norman Conquest.
  • Use practical activities to understand the Battle of Hastings and the Normans' methods for retaining power in Anglo-Saxon England.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:

  • The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509.
  • Knowing and understanding the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day.
  • Understanding historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and using them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends and frame historically-valid questions.

Booking Information

Monday - Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30


60 minutes


Up to 35 students


£100 plus admission

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