Medieval Life

Our ‘Curriculum Topics’ use the phrasing of the National Curriculum to help you find content that can be used to teach each individual module. Our taught sessions and online resources cover a variety of time periods and places. Many contain structured investigations for use directly in the classroom. Others are more suited for research and preparation. They all allow access into our unique collections.

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Capturing our Collections

Artworks inspired by documents found in The National Archives
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What was Chertsey like in the Middle Ages?
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Coronations: Ceremony and Change

How can we find out about Coronations in the past? How far have Coronations changed over time?
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Domesday Book

What can we learn about England in the 11th century?
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Framlingham Castle

What was the primary function of Framlingham Castle in the ‘Middle Ages’?
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Holding History

What is 'The National Archives'?
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Jews in England 1066

Why did Jews settle in England after 1066?
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Jews in England 1290

Why did Edward I expel the Jews in 1290?
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Kenilworth Castle (part one)

What can you tell from an image?
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Kenilworth Castle (part two)

What do the medieval records reveal?
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Medieval castles

What was their purpose and significance?
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Medieval seals

What can seals tell us about medieval times?
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Medieval Society

What roles did women play in Medieval times?
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Role of a Queen – Matilda and Elizabeth I

How has the role of Queen changed from the past?

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

What can an object reveal about its owner and life in Medieval England?