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1  starter activity How would you feel if the following happened to Britain today…? Write down any adjectives that come to mind Tip: write the subheading, ‘How I’d feel if Britain were invaded’ Why are subheadings useful in notes?  Can you think of countries today whose citizens may be feeling this way?

2 How I’d feel in Britain were invaded A foreign army invades the South East then occupies the rest of the country A foreign army invades the South East then occupies the rest of the country The head of state is killed and replaced by a foreigner The head of state is killed and replaced by a foreigner Anyone who has an important job loses it and is replaced by a foreign invader Anyone who has an important job loses it and is replaced by a foreign invader The new ruler punishes anyone who disagrees with the new laws he passes, this could mean mutilation or even death! The new ruler punishes anyone who disagrees with the new laws he passes, this could mean mutilation or even death! Existing buildings are torn down and replaced by those built in a new foreign style Existing buildings are torn down and replaced by those built in a new foreign style Everyone has to speak a new language, some even have to change their names Everyone has to speak a new language, some even have to change their names

3 What was life like in England before 1066? To find out about life in Anglo-Saxon England To write a report on life in Anglo-Saxon England LOs   Key words: Vikings woad earl /earldom

4 Lesson overview Work in small teams and research the following questions: Work in small teams and research the following questions: How many people lived there? How many people lived there? Were people religious? Were people religious? How was the country governed? How was the country governed? Other evidence? Other evidence?  How do we know about life in England at this time?  How do we know about life in England at this time?

5 How many people lived in England? 1.5 million people 1.5 million people Agricultural society Agricultural society Most people lived in villages, only 7 towns with 2,500+ people Most people lived in villages, only 7 towns with 2,500+ people Can you guess which were the largest towns?

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7 Were people religious? Since St Augustine, C6th, England was a Christian country Monasteries like Lindisfarne produced gospels Belief in after-life, e.g. Sutton Hoo burial mound How were Anglo- Saxon churches different from later ones?

8 Mask found at Sutton Hoo burial mound

9 Who ruled England before 1066? Up to c.400 AD Romans ruled England Up to c.400 AD Romans ruled England German tribes, Angles & Saxons German tribes, Angles & Saxons From c.800 Vikings from Denmark & Sweden From c.800 Vikings from Denmark & Sweden By C11th Edward the Confessor ruled England, divided into earldoms By C11th Edward the Confessor ruled England, divided into earldoms Edward the Confessor England before 1066

10 Sources of information Illuminated manuscripts Illuminated manuscripts Buildings, e.g. churches & castles Buildings, e.g. churches & castles Household objects, like cooking utensils Household objects, like cooking utensils Jewellery Jewellery Skeletons Skeletons Coins Coins Tapestries Tapestries Chronicles Chronicles Eyewitness accounts of key events Eyewitness accounts of key events Letters Letters Which source did you find most useful? Which source did you find most useful? What can the Alfred Jewel tell us about life in Anglo-Saxon times?

11  Your task Imagine you are a foreign visitor to England in Write a letter back home to your own ruler (perhaps William, Duke of Normandy) describing the country as you find it. Try to include the following: Who ruled England Who ruled England The population The population Its religion Its religion  Other interesting information drawn from the sources  Other interesting information drawn from the sources

12 SatisfactoryGoodWow factor! Incomplete range of references to life in Anglo- Saxon England Perhaps the language is a little too disrespectful for a letter to a Duke! Good range of points about life in Anglo-Saxon England, but some need developing. Some attempt to set it out as a letter. Full and detailed range of points including: who ruled England, population, religion and other interesting information Set out as a letter with appropriate language

13 Imagine an advertising agency has asked you to produce a short radio advert about Anglo-Saxon England. Try and make the country sound as appealing as possible to your audience. Include references to the following: Its system of government Its system of government The people The people The religion The religion Other interesting information Other interesting information  Your task

14 What was life like in England before 1066? To find out about life in Anglo-Saxon England To write a report on life in Anglo-Saxon England LOs   Key words: Vikings woad earl /earldom


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