Why were many castles built during the medieval period, what were they used for and who lived in them? Focusing on the story of this famous castle at Windsor from the Norman Conquest to the Barons' siege in 1216, a year after King John signed the Magna Carta, and beyond, pupils explore the role of castles long ago and learn about all the people needed to service them and their noble occupants. This lively session looks at the means of attack available to determined enemies and children find out through role play how Windsor’s formidable defences kept them all at bay.
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Events beyond living memory Significant historical places in your locality Local history study beyond 1066 Extending chronological knowledge beyond 1066 Materials and their uses