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A-Level History – Margaret of Anjou

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This lesson, aimed at A-Level History, analyses the rise and fall of Margaret of Anjou.

Looking at her rise within the English Court from a passive Queen Consort to a feared and fiery woman of power, it looks at the way in which accounts of her actions portray her.

This combines chronological understanding with interpretation. Students assess sources and make value judgements on the way in which she is portrayed over both her lifetime and by the subsequent historical verdict.

There are 26 sources used in this ‘layered timeline’ approach.

The timeline activity adopts a graphical form.

Reputation of Margaret of Anjou
Example of the layered timeline outcomes

See our pages on Margaret of Anjou and the Wars of the Roses

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