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6. How did William conquer the rest of England?

This lesson explores the problems faced by William in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Hastings.

This was when his authority over the people of England was by no means assured.

William faced a series of dilemmas.

In the lesson, students are challenged to put themselves ‘in William’s shoes’, deciding what they would have done if faced with these dilemmas.

The format of the lesson is engaging and exciting.  Students try to accrue as many points as they can by making the ’right’ decisions.

There is also plenty of opportunity to reflect on why certain decisions were either prudent or ill-informed, as students judge the relative effectiveness of the actions taken by William.

Finally, students are equipped to make a judgement on the extent to which William achieved his objectives, and they write up their responses based on what they’ve learnt in the lesson

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