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 Magna Carta and other treaties, charters, letters and financial records that all combine to give us a picture of medieval government and medieval life.

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A medieval mystery

Can you decode the dark secrets of the cartoon above?
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Chertsey

What was Chertsey like in the Middle Ages?
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Domesday Book

What can we learn about England in the 11th century?
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Domesday Book – the day of judgement

Would you like to take part in our Domesday drama?
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Domesday Book: medieval treasure

What can we learn about people’s lives in 1086?
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Framlingham Castle

What was the primary function of Framlingham Castle in the ‘Middle Ages’?
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Magna Carta

Did people take Magna Carta seriously?
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Medieval castles

What was their purpose and significance?
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Richard II

Were the troubles facing England in the 1370s and 1380s due to Richard II’s age and inexperience?