Medieval 1066 - 1485

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.

  • 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