The Medieval Era spans the period from the end of the Dark Ages through to the Reformation and Renaissance. In England, the Medieval period is often defined by two major turning points: The Norman Invasion of 1066 and the victory of Henry Tudor’s forces at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. In the period between these two historic battles, England experienced war, deadly diseases, revolts and saw political conflict between the monarchy and both the nobility and the church. The medieval period is one with a legacy highly visible in the lasting architecture and continues to influence law, language and continues to define and affect the relationship of England with her British neighbours and on the European mainland.
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Find out about the Norman monarchs and key features of Society during the Norman era from the menu below.
|William the Conqueror||William Rufus||King Henry I|
|Claimants to the throne||Battle of Fulford||Battle of Stamford Bridge|
|The Battle of Hastings|
The Norman Church
|Robert of Jumieges||Stigand||Odo of Bayeux|
|William de Corbeil||Theobald||Article: Anglo-Norman Church|
|Henry II||Richard I||King John|
|Henry III||Edward I||Edward II|
|Edward III||Richard II|
|House of Lancaster|
|Henry IV||Henry V||Henry VI|
|House of York|
|Edward IV||Edward V||Richard III|
|Murder of Thomas Becket||Magna Carta||Ten Facts about the Black Death|
|Edward I's Conquest of Wales||Madog ap Llywelyn||Causes of the Peasants Revolt|
|Timeline of the Peasants Revolt|
|Sources and Interpretations|
|Paston Letters||John Rous|
The War of the Roses will be mentioned, but a depth unit is planned. Links to any resources that are useful to teachers or pupils are welcomed on this topic. If you have classroom resources that you would like to be shared, please let us know.