The Battle of Hastings, fought on 14th October 1066, is probably the most famous battle in English history. It marks a point at which the course of these islands’ history was changed dramatically and permanently.

Beginning with a guided walk of the battlefield where Duke William defeated King Harold’s army, the tour looks both at the events of the Norman invasion and the conquest that followed. Your expert guide will bring to life the events of that fateful day before moving on to a castle nearby to examine the process of conquest, prompting your students to consider how a force of just a few thousand Normans went about subduing a hostile nation of nearly two million. Exploring the purpose and nature of castles will allow students to study history at a local level, bringing their understanding of wider European events down to a single community or location.

Meeting exam board specifications. Our tour content is mapped against the major examination board specifications for KS3 to KS4 students.

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Tour Details

Curricular Links

Curricular Links

KS3

  • The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509  - the Norman Conquest

GCSE

  • AQA British Depth Study: Norman England c1066-c1100
  • Pearson Edexcel British Depth Study: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88
  • OCR British Depth Study: The Norman Conquest, 1065–1087
  • SQA National 5 Historical Study: The Creation of the Medieval Kingdoms, 1066–1406

Key Themes

Key Themes

  • Reasons for the Norman invasion
  • Claimants to the English throne in 1066
  • The story of the Battle of Hastings
  • Why did William win / Harold lose?
  • How did the Normans conquer England?
  • The purpose and design of castles

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Hastings
  • Battle Abbey
  • Pevensey Castle

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit

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