GCSE Anglo Saxon and Norman England 1060-87 for the new specification 2016. In this lesson we look at the events of early 1066 before moving on to th eBattle of Fulford. The objective of the lesson is to determine to what extent luck, strength/skill and tactics played a part in the outcome of the battle. We start with a quick retrieval quiz from last lesson. We then look at the early events of 1066 and the pupils look at an extract from Marc Morris’ book regarding the problem William had providing for his delayed army. We then consider the movements of the various contenders and plot this information on a map. The pupils then look at the Battle of Fulford. Using information from 3 stages of the battle, the pupils annotate a map of the battlefield to show the events of the battle. We finish with a piece of extended writing on to what extent luck, strength/skill and tactics played in the outcome of the battle. the pupils have some guidance on how to structure their answer.
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