We begin our new academic year with a history focus; we will be learning about 1066 and the Norman Conquest and look forward to sharing lots of knowledge and photographs of our activities as we go through the term.
Fun Facts - Did you know..?
The Battle of Hastings actually took place seven miles outside of Hastings. The town that grew up around the site later became known as 'Battle'.
Harold managed to fight off the Viking invasion in the North of England just two days before the Battle of Hastings.
The Domesday Book was mainly written in Latin.
William was crowned King on Christmas Day in 1066.
William was estimated to be about 5'10" which made him quite tall for the time!
The Bayeux Tapestry is divided into 50 sections and is almost 70 metres long!
The wool yarn used for the Bayeux Tapestry was coloured with vegetable dyes.
The Battle of Hastings was the first in history in which crossbows were used.
William's jester rode by his side into battle, singing songs and juggling to lift the soldiers' spirits. He was reputedly the first man to be killed in the Battle of Hastings.
Halley's Comet famously appeared in the sky just before William's invasion of England. It was said to be an omen of bad luck for England. It certainly was for poor Harold!