Medieval 974-1485

William the Conqueror’s Domesday survey aimed to put every inch of his new kingdom on paper. But Anglo-Saxon and 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 government and life in the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods.

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Anglo-Saxons – Gift from a King

What was Anglo-Saxon society like?
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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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Domesday Book: medieval treasure

What can we learn about people’s lives in 1086?
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Edward the Confessor

What does the Domesday Abbreviato tells us about Edward the Confessor?
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Empire Windrush: Early Black Presence

What do the sources reveal about an early Black presence in Britain?
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Framlingham Castle

What was the primary function of Framlingham Castle in the ‘Middle Ages’?
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Jews in England 1066

Why did Jews settle in England after 1066?
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Jews in England 1216-72

What was the relationship between Christians and Jews from 1216-72?
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Jews in England 1290

Why did Edward I expel the Jews in 1290?
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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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Richard II

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

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

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

What can documents tell us about significant women’s lives?