starter activity. The pictures above refer to some of William’s greatest achievements. Can you identify them? Would an Anglo-Saxon see them differently?. How did William take control of England?. Learning objectives.
The pictures above refer to some of William’s greatest achievements. Can you identify them? Would an Anglo-Saxon see them differently?
TBAT explain the threats facing William & judge the way he dealt with them
keyword: rebel tyrant
Appointed English Earls to look after parts of country, e.g. Edwin & Morcar
Used his army to put down rebellions
Destroyed rebel villages, tools and crops
Read the story of Hereward the Wake. Explain why this is one of the most famous stories of rebellion. You have been asked to create a monument to Hereward. Explain what it would look like
Crime – caught hunting in the royal forest
First offence - two fingers to be chopped off
Second offence – blinded
How would these punishments deter poachers?
Was William a good king or a tyrant – a cruel, uncaring leader? His reputation is on trial. Listen to points for and against and decide.