In this lesson, we are going to be learning about three men who were battling to become King of England in 1066. We will start by learning about Edward the Confessor, whose death prompted Harold Godwinson, William I and Harald Hardrada to battle for his throne. We will learn about the battles that took place in 1066, including the most famous battle: the Battle of Hastings.
Unit Overview: Medieval Monarchs
In this lesson, we are going to be learning about the people that contributed to Thomas Becket's death. We are going to learn about King Henry II, his friendship with Becket and his struggle to take back power from the church. We will learn about how Henry and Becket's relationship fell apart due to the struggle between the monarchy and the church and how this led to Becket's death.
In this lesson, we will be learning about King John and King Richard I. We will be learning about the House of Anjou and the rivalries that developed between Henry II's sons, who all wanted to be king. We will learn about the successes and failures of both Richard I and his younger brother John. We will conclude the lesson by thinking about who was the worse king.
In this lesson, we are going to be learning about Edward I. We will learn about his marriage to Eleanor of Castile. We will then go on to learn about how Edward conquered both Wales and Scotland and the legacies he left that are still in place today.
In this lesson, we will be learning about Henry VIII - one of the most famous English monarchs in history. We will learn about Martin Luther's creation of a new branch of Christianity, called Protestantism and how Henry VIII changed the official religion of England from Catholicism to Protestantism in order to get his way. We will conclude by learning about his six wives.
In this lesson, we will be learning about the monarchs who succeeded King Henry VIII. We will learn about the religious tensions, between Catholicism and Protestantism, that developed with each new monarch who rose to the throne. We will conclude the lesson by learning about King Philip's plots to overthrow Elizabeth I and ultimately, her victory over the Spanish Armada.
In this lesson, we will be using all of the key pieces of knowledge we have acquired over the course of this unit to plan and write an essay. In this lesson