How did the Norman Conquest Impact Peasants?

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Key takeaways
Basic understanding of life for Norman peasants.
An evaluation of continuity and change in the lives of peasants.
An appreciation of the difficulties the peasants faced.
Alex Richardson Host: Alex is a History teacher at Warlingham School, with an MRes in History from Goldsmiths University. His specialist areas are the German Revolution of 1918, the Cold War, and the history of the early Soviet Union.

Normans changed so many aspects of life in England...tune in to find out more! This class will examine the impact of the Norman Conquest on the lives of peasants in the villages, drawing out key continuities from the Anglo-Saxon period before as well as changes the Normans made. Students will look at their work, leisure, food and drink, and the difficulties they encountered.

This is a great class for anyone currently covering the topic but also for students who have an interest in the subject or want to get ahead with a firm background understanding allowing them to excel in exams and teacher assessments. 

Learn more about the Normans: The Impact of the Norman Conquest on VillagesHow did the Normans Change Education?The Impact on Towns Under the Normans

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 10-11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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