You start by introducing the famous chronicler, Matthew Paris and show some of his famous drawings of English kings. Using these you establish the criteria your students will use to judge how good different monarchs were.
Next, your students will be testing a number of hypotheses about medieval monarchs using an overview table that charts all Kings from William to Henry VII.
They end with the classic wheel of fortune, explaining who they think were the three most successful and who were the three least successful monarchs of the period.
This enquiry fits in to the Medieval Power unit and provides a neat overview for the period.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up:PDF
- Resource 1: PDF
- Worksheet 1: PDF
- Worksheet 2: PDF