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Norman Conquest

A section of the famous Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings

Addressing the National Curriculum requirements to study the development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509 and Local History in Key Stage 3, as well as supporting the AQA, Edexcel, and OCR GCSE specifications, studying the Norman Conquest will be incredibly beneficial for pupils historical knowledge.

Resource Information

We have designed the resources below to help your pupils learn, whether they are in the classroom or at home. They will also support and complement a visit.

Download the Normans Teachers Pack (pdf, 191 KB) for helpful information and tips on how these resources can assist in your lesson planning.

If you are coming to our Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, check out the Norman Conquest Workshop to immerse your pupils learning while you are with us!


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Audio Files

The Anglo Saxon Chronicle

Below are audio recordings of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entries that depict the battles of Fulford, Stamford Bridge and Hastings. Use as a source comparison to the images of the Royal Armouries’ collection and the Bayeux Tapestry.

The battle of Fulford

Download the transcript of "Anglo Saxon Chronicle - The battle of Fulford"(Word, 19 KB)

The battle of Stamford Bridge

Download the transcript of "Anglo Saxon Chronicle - The battle of Stamford Bridge" (Word, 18 KB)

The battle of Hastings

Download the transcript of "Anglo Saxon Chronicle - The battle of Hastings" (Word, 18KB)

Learning packs and resources

Normans Teachers Pack (pdf, 191 KB)

Contact our communications team if you require documents in an alternative format.

Photo Banks

Some of the below images are from our collection and will enhance students visual understanding of the Norman Conquest. 

Click/tap the image to reveal more information, including a link to further information and more images of the object.

You are more than welcome to use the images in your lessons and other non-commercial education. If in doubt, please download our Copyright Policy (pdf, 93 KB) or contact our licencing team.

For images of the Bayeux Tapestry, please contact the Bayeux Tapestry Museum.

Contact Information

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Education Team 
Royal Armouries Museum 
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United Kingdom