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Lesson Title:

Who were the contenders to the throne in 1066?

Know details about the contenders to the England throne

Understand who had the best claim to the throne

Skills: making decisions, explanation, comparison

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  • It is the year 1066

  • The King, Edward the Confessor, has died

  • He has no children so has left no heir to the throne

  • England faces a crisis because there is no clear candidate for king

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1066

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWOvfYH2meU


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1066


Here s your host sir paddy mcguiness
Here’s your host:Sir Paddy McGuiness!

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Hello and welcome to a very special edition of 1066 Take Me Out!

(Crowd: ooooooh!)

As we’re all aware our dear king, Edward the Confessor, has died and we’re all really cut up about it.

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But today we have a special edition.

Tonight, our contestants will be playing for more than just a maiden’s hand.

They will be playing for the throne of England!

(Crowd: ooooooh!)

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Each Englishman has a light.

If they like what they see they keep their light on.

If they don’t like what they see then...

NO LIKEY, NO LIGHTY!

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Let the pina see the colada!

First man, reveal yourself....


My Name’s HaraldHardrada and I’m from Norway!

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Remember:

NO LIKEY, NO LIGHTY!

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Harald
Harald

No one promised me that I should be King. They didn’t have the right!

As King of Norway I should be King of England, like my ancestor King Canute!

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HaraldHardrada


Harald1
Harald

I have an alliance with the King of Scotland so this will bring harmony and security to England. I also have the support of Harold’s brother Tosti.

As King of Norway I would get a lot of support from the Vikings who live in the north.

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Harald

I won’t take land off England. My supporters have plenty of land back in Norway and Denmark.

As long as you pay me lots of lovely taxes I will leave your land alone.

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So Englishmen and ladies, if you think Harald is the perfect king for you then …

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  • Remember:

  • He’s the popular Viking who just wants your taxes.

  • He’s the true heir of Canute and thinks Edward was a fake.

  • His support come in the North and he’s not afraid of a fight!


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Let the hokey see the cokey!

Second man, reveal yourself....



Remember:

NO LIKEY, NO LIGHTY!

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William
William

Edward actually promised that I would be King in 1051.

Even Harold from Wessex promised that I should be King!

Harold is a liar!

Choose me, not him!

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William1
William

God and the Pope are my allies and you don’t get better than that!

The Pope has given me his banner to fight against that liar Harold.

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William2
William

If I have to fight for the throne I’ll have to pay my army with your land!

But if you choose me, you might get to keep your land as I wont have to fight.

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So Englishmen and ladies, if you think Will is the perfect king for you then …

Remember:

  • He’s the holy Norman with support from the Pope.

  • He’s says everyone’s promised him the throne, even Harold from Wessex.

  • Look out, he might just take your land if your not careful!

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SAMPLE king for you then …

Let the chimney see the sweep!

Third man, reveal yourself....



Remember: king for you then …

NO LIKEY, NO LIGHTY!

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Harold of wessex
Harold of Wessex king for you then …

King Edward promised that I would be King just before he died.

Edward would want the crown to go to the most powerful Anglo-Saxon in England. An Englishman should rule England!

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Harold of Wessex


Harold
Harold king for you then …

The Witan, a meeting made up of all the most powerful people in England, elected me to be King.

Everyone who matters in England is my friend and ally.

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Harold1
Harold king for you then …

I’m the biggest landowner in England.

I don’t have to pay for my army with taxes or land.

My supporters already own them!

So choose me and you keep your land!

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So Englishmen and ladies, if you think king for you then …Hazza is the perfect king for you then …

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  • Remember:

  • He’s the local boy made good who is popular throughout England.

  • He says he is Edward’s rightful heir.

  • However, can you believe a word he says?


How fantastic was that! king for you then …

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What a difficult choice!

Any one of our strapping lads would make a fine King of England!

We don’t expect you to choose straight away!


Single men reveal yourselves
Single Men – Reveal Yourselves! king for you then …

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Harold

William

Harald


Let’s have a chit chat king for you then …

Using the information in your table choose which contender you think should be King and why.

You have to also explain why the other two claimants should not be King.

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Write out a paragraph using this writing frame… king for you then …

I’m keeping my light on for………

This is because he….

He would also make a good King because….

I turned my light out for……

because……

Also he….

In addition, I don’t think …..would be a very good King because…..so I turned my light off for him.

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Who have you decided? king for you then …

Let’s put it to the vote!

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Just remember the final decision of 1066 is not legally binding.

So I would stay away from Stamford Bridge and Hastings!

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