Medieval England c1066-1485

Medieval England

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.


Medieval Medicine – Was if all Plagues and Pestilence?

The Normans

Find out about the Norman monarchs and key features of Society during the Norman era from the menu below.
Harold's death as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry
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The Normans
William the ConquerorWilliam RufusKing Henry I
King Stephen
Claimants to the throneBattle of FulfordBattle of Stamford Bridge
The Battle of Hastings
The Norman Church
Robert of JumiegesStigandOdo of Bayeux
LanfrancAnselmRalph d’Escures
William de CorbeilTheobaldArticle: Anglo-Norman Church
The Plantagenets
Henry IIRichard IKing John
Henry IIIEdward IEdward II
Edward IIIRichard II
House of Lancaster
Henry IVHenry VHenry VI
House of York
Edward IVEdward VRichard III
Murder of Thomas BecketMagna CartaTen Facts about the Black Death
Edward I's Conquest of WalesMadog ap LlywelynCauses of the Peasants Revolt
Timeline of the Peasants Revolt
Sources and Interpretations
Paston LettersJohn 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.

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