Medieval Crime and Punishment Lesson for Year 7

  • Compares Anglo-Saxon and Norman Justice systems
  • Provides a contextual understanding of the period
  • An off the shelf lesson that can be delivered straight away


Medieval Crime and Punishment Lesson for Year 7

This lesson provides an overview of the main changes to Crime and Punishment introduced by the Normans. IT explores Anglo-Saxon solutions to Crime along with a brief assessment of the reasons why each preventative measure or punishment would be considered sensible at the time. This provides context for students who can then begin to consider the changes made by the Normans and the reasons why they altered some aspects of the justice system.

This lesson is one of a series relating to the way in which the Normans established control over England.