The Normans invaded England in 1066. Following his victory at the Battle of Hastings, William of Normandy went on to secure England over the following months. William’s Norman rule saw the structure of government, land ownership, justice and the church change. These resources on Norman England provide information suitable as reference material for 1-9 GCSE History students.
The Norman period saw feuds over the right to rule. The eldest of William’s sons, Robert, attempted to wrestle the English crown from William Rufus and again from Henry I. There then was “The Anarchy” of civil war between Matilda and Stephen.
These materials provide depth biographies of key individuals. Themes such as the church in Norman England are explored.