Norman Conquest

Tour Introduction

2016 will mark the 950th anniversary of the most famous dates in English history – a date when the course of these islands’ history was changed dramatically and permanently.

Beginning with a guided walk of the battlefield where Duke William defeated King Harold’s army, the tour looks both at the events of the Norman invasion and the conquest that followed. Your expert guide will bring to life the events of 14th October before moving on to a castle nearby to examine the process of conquest, prompting your students to consider how a force of just a few thousand Normans went about subduing a hostile nation of nearly two million. Exploring the purpose and nature of castles will allow students to study history at a local level, bringing their understanding of wider European events down to a single community or location.

This tour can be tailored to either GCSE or sixth form students studying the Norman invasion and its impact, or a younger audience of students at Key Stage 3.

Tour Information

Destination:

  • UK & Ireland

Key Locations:

  • Hastings
  • Pevensey Castle

Transport Options:

  • Coach


Duration:

  • 1 day

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Price Includes:

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit


Topics Supported

These tours support all programmes of study and specifications covering:

Anglo-Saxon England

The Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Norman Kingdom

The Changing Nature of Warfare

Warfare Through Time


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