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Norman Conquest

Resources to support teachers
English, History, Normans, Saxons, Vikings

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.

We have designed the resources below to help your pupils learn, whether they are in the classroom or at home.

Download the Normans Teachers Pack ( 175 KB, pdf) for helpful information and tips on how these resources can assist in your lesson planning.


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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

Anglo Saxon Chronicle – The battle of Fulford transcript (Word, 19KB)

The battle of Stamford Bridge

Anglo Saxon Chronicle – The battle of Stamford Bridge transcript (Word, 18KB)

The battle of Hastings

Anglo Saxon Chronicle – The battle of Hastings transcript (Word, 18KB)

Image bank

Some of the below images are from our collection and will enhance students visual understanding of the Norman Conquest. Hover over 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 see our Copyright Policy or contact our licencing team.

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

Weapons of the Battle of Hastings

People of the Battle of Hastings

Soldiers of the Battle of Hastings



Learning packs and resources

Normans Teachers Pack (pdf, 175 KB)

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