The History Detective Investigates: The Normans and the Battle of Hastings (History Detective Investigates)

Author: Philip Parker
Publisher: Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Category: Nonfiction History Books for Kids, Battles, History Books for Kids
Age Group: 12-17
Book Format: Paperback

Who were the Normans and why did they invade England? What was it like to fight in the Battle of Hastings? How did the battle change the history of Britain?

THE HISTORY DETECTIVE INVESTIGATES helps children discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions by visiting Norman castles and churches, looking on the Internet and finding clues about the Norman and Anglo-Saxon rulers of the past.

The detective shows how to:
Create a project about England in the dramatic year 1066.
Discover the Norman past in your area.
Find out what has been discovered about the Normans - and the Anglo-Saxons who fought them.

There are also mysteries and puzzles to solve as you follow the detective's trail back to the Norman world.

Table Of Contents
1: Who were the Normans?

2: Who was Duke William of Normandy?

3: Why did the Normans want to invade England?

4: Who were the Anglo-Saxons?

5: What was life like in the year 1066?

6: What threats did the Anglo-Saxons face?

7: What happened in the Battle of Hastings?

8: What weapons were used in the battle?

9: What does the Bayeux Tapestry tell us about the battle?

10: What was England like under Norman rule?

11: How did the Normans build great castles and cathedrals?

12: What is left of Norman England today?

13: Your project

14: Glossary

15: Answers

16: Further Information

17: Index
About Philip Parker
Philip Parker is a professional historian specialising in the ancient world.


SKU BK-9780750268004
Barcode # 9780750268004
Brand Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Artist / Author Philip Parker
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.214m
Shipping Height 0.006m
Shipping Length 0.259m

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