Why did Wales and England go to war in 1276 and 1282?

An activity to help students understand the underlying causes behind the Anglo-Welsh Wars of the late C13th. This looks at the reasons for the deteriorating relationship between Llywelyn ap Gruffydd and Edward I, the aims of both men, their reasons for wanting war, the course of both wars, and the consequences of Llywelyn’s death in December 1282 (i.e. how Edward conquered Wales).
The ppt is basically a walk through of the card resources with visuals and some additional info.
I’ve designed this as one of my Controlled Assessments Tasks (WJEC) and therefore have added 14 sources for students to choose 5 in order to evaluate. These may be of use for developing utility questions from Year 7 upwards (but you’ll have to adapt and simplify).

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Created: May 3, 2016

Updated: Jul 28, 2019

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