Simon Schama's A History of Britain is a subjective look at the British Isles from 3000 BC right up until now and it contains so much detail it runs over 15 hour-long episodes. The chapter about the Norman Conquest. This last attack was a combined-forces assault of infantry and cavalry, with archers giving covering fire. Over the next four thousand years Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Christian missionaries arrive, fight, settle and leave their mark on what will become the nations of Britain. For the first time since the Norman conquest, 0:13:01: 0:13:07: the political fate of England was completely fluid, its eventual outcome uncertain. Simon Schama's magesterial new book encompasses over 1,500 years of Britain's history, from the first Roman invasions to the early seventeenth century, and the extraordinary reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Schama, the author of the highly acclaimed Citizens and The Embarrassment of Riches, is one of the most popular and celebrated historians of our day, and in this magnificent Simon Schama starts his story in the Stone Age village of Skara Brae, Orkney. Nations (1216 - 1348) : Nations is the epic account of how the nations of Britain emerged from under the hammer of England's "Longshanks" King Edward II, with a sense of who and what they were, which endures to this day. Simon Schama's "A History of Britain" did not disappoint. (1000 - 1087) Harold, king of England, was killed in the fourth and last phase of the Norman attack at the Battle of Hastings in the late afternoon of October 14th, 1066. Jewish people first began arriving in England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 and their histories can be traced in the country’s major cities today. Norman Conquest, the military conquest of England by William, duke of Normandy, primarily effected by his decisive victory at the Battle of Hastings (October 14, 1066) and resulting ultimately in profound political, administrative, and social changes in the British Isles. Schama takes us through the events leading up to the battle, the battle itself and its aftermath, roughly covering the period 1000 – 1087. A section of the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman Conquest, ... it is an official history textbook (even if it's written by Simon Schama). It is here that Norman and English history was already beginning to overlap, because Edward had spent 30 years in Normandy as a refugee from the political crisis sparked by King Cnut's death. A History of Britain. First up Conquest, the second episode from series one of Simon Schama’s A History of Britain. Conquest! This enquiry looks at the work of our favorite TV historian, Simon Schama to help work out how much William I changed Saxon crime prevention. ... c.1250 to present with The Norman Conquest, 1065–1087 Keywords: GCSE (9–1) History B Schools History J411/11 The People’s Health, c.1250 to present with The Norman Conquest, 1065–1087 Last modified by: The new Norman kings and lords were interested in governing England and changing how ordinary people lived. 4. Marc Morris, a well – known historian of the Middle Ages, zoomed into two Y7 classes last week. Schama starts his TV programme in ‘A History of Britain’ on Conquest by making some pretty bold claims. The volumes are: A History of Britain I: At the Edge of the World? In the years that followed the Norman Conquest, this was the drama played out on the stage of British history. 4. Pupil s had been using his work to decide whether another historian, Simon Schama, was correct to say that the Norman Conquest of 1066 “annihilated” one kind of England and set up another in its place. We can see this ambitious approach to the curriculum when history teacher Richard Kennett provided pupils in Year 7 with sections from a scholarly text, in this example the Norman Conquest by Marc Morris (2015).