Medieval (KS3)

William the Conqueror's Domesday survey aimed to put every inch of his new kingdom on paper. But medieval England can also be found in the treaties, charters, letters and financial records that all combine to give us a picture of medieval government and medieval life.

  • Topics

    • Domesday Domesday
      A unique record of 11th century England uncovered
      Key stage 3
    • Focus on Film Focus on Film
      Investigate film as a historical source
      Key stage 2 - 5
    • Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment
      From heretics and poachers to car crime and walkie-talkies
      Key stage 2 - 5
  • Lessons

    • A Medieval Mystery A Medieval Mystery
      Can you decode the dark secrets of this cartoon?
      Key stage 3 - 4
    • Domesday Book Domesday Book
      What can we learn about England in the 11th century?
      Key stage 2 - 3
    • Chertsey Chertsey
      What was Chertsey like in the Middle Ages?
      Key stage 2 - 3
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History by numbers

  • 1.7
    Average male height in metres in the 11th century (it's now 1.75)
  • 12
    Stone crosses built by Edward I on the death of his wife Eleanor of Castile
  • 116
    Length in years of the "Hundred Years" War
  • 13,418
    Places listed in the Domesday Book
  • 4
    English kings in this period generally said to have been killed by their successors