Re-discovering Medieval Realms : Britain, 1066-1500 : Students' Book

Author(s): Colin Shephard


An exploration of life in the Middle Ages. The foundation edition, "Discovering Medieval Realms", won the TES textbook award on its publication. This updated and streamlined edition has made the material more usable in mixed ability teaching while retaining the Schools History Project's characteristic emphasis on challenging readers to think deeply. It should be particularly useful for Year 7 pupils in Britain, especially those of average or below-average ability. The book features simplified text, structured tasks with support for extended writing, source investigation, and new enquiries.


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Part 1 Introduction - would you have liked to live in the Middle Ages?: what were the Middle Ages really like?. Part 2 The Norman Conquest and settlement: why did William win the Battle of Hastings?; how did William gain control of England?. Part 3 What was life like in the Middle Ages?: how do we know what a medieval village looked like?; what was life like in a mediaeval village?; what was life like in a castle?; were people religious in the Middle Ages?; why did towns grow in the Middle Ages?; was the Black Death a disaster for medieval villages?. Part 4 Governing the country: problems facing medieval kings; the Church - the murder of an archbishop; the peasants - death at Smithfield.

General Fields

  • : 9780719585425
  • : Hodder Education
  • : Hodder Murray
  • : 0.36
  • : May 2000
  • : 275mm X 213mm X 7mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Colin Shephard
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 112
  • : colour illustrations, glossary, index