The Norman Conquest
What better way to learn about 1066 and the Battle of Hastings than by walking in the footsteps of William the Conqueror and King Harold at Battle Abbey? Standing where history was made, your students will better understand the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings and beyond.
At the Tower of London, students will examine both physical and documentary primary evidence to consider the roles and importance of the White Tower in Norman England. Through the exploration of themes of conquest, control, society and the Church, students will debate what the structures the Normans left behind can tell us about the people who built them.
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What's included in the trip?
Depart school. Visit Battle Abbey for interactive walking tour of the site covering the causes of the Norman invasion, military equipment, tactics and technology, and the ways in which the Normans established and maintained control following their victory.
Continue on to London. Check into your accommodation and evening meal.
Morning visit to the Tower of London for an educational session focusing on William the Conqueror's mighty fortress: the White Tower. Return travel to school.
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