Living through Conflict

After the Battle of Hastings life changed for many Anglo-Saxons - people’s homes and towns were destroyed, Normans migrated over to newly conquered England and land was taken away from the Saxons. Many of the population did accept that William as the new king, but there were many unhappy areas…


Riots/Rebellions

When William the Conqueror was crowned King of England he was met with plenty of opposition…

Young People

During the twelfth century, life would have been very
different for young people than it is today…

Migration

When the Normans conquered England they also controlled its wealth and natural mineral resources, meaning many Normans migrated to England

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Impact on Women

During the medieval and early modern times, it was very common for marriages to be used as a tool and / or bargain. See more on the impact on woman here…

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