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The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066 - 1509

The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066 - 1509

The Medieval Period extends from the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the beginning of the reigns of Tudors 1485.

Medieval Life is studied by pupils at KS3. According to the DFE's History Programmes of Study KS 3 issued on Sept 2013 pupils should be taught about: the development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509 and the non statutory examples it cites of what this could include are set out below:

  • The Norman Conquest
  • Christendom, the importance of religion and the Crusades
  • The struggle between Church and crown
  • Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament
  • The English campaigns to conquer Wales and Scotland up to 1314
  • Society, economy and culture: for example, feudalism, religion in daily life (parishes, monasteries, abbeys), farming, trade and towns (especially the wool trade), art, architecture and literature
  • The Black Death and its social and economic impact
  • The Peasants’ Revolt
  • The Hundred Years War
  • The Wars of the Roses; Henry VII and attempts to restore stability

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