In this page, you can find articles to guide your exams, key dates to remember, books in the Senior Library (fiction, non fiction, audio/video), plus quizzes, interactive diagrams, games and activities to test your knowledge on the topics. You can also explore the following key questions:
54 BC Julius Caesar fails in attempt to invade Britain
43 AD Romans invade Britain
60 AD Queen Boudica fails in revolt against the Romans
122-133 AD Hadrian's Wall built
409 AD Last Roman soldiers leave Britain
4th January 1066 Edward the Confessor dies
6th January 1066 Harold Godwinson crowned King of England
April 1066 Haley's Comet spotted over England
25th September 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge
28th September 1066 Normans land at Pevensey
14th October 1066 Battle of Hastings
Christmas Day 1066 William crowned King of England
1348 - 1350 Black Death Struct England
1381 Peasants' Revolt
Chronology means "the arrangement of events in the order of their occurrence". In other words, it means putting historical happenings into the order in which they took place.
The meaning of AD is Anno Domini or Year of our Lord referring to the year of Christ’s birth. The meaning of BC is Before Christ. CE is a recent term. It refers to Common Era and is used in place of AD. The dates are the same ie 2009 AD is 2009 CE. BCE means Before Common Era. For example 400 BC is 400 BCE.
Century = 1 more than how many hundreds of years
For example, the 15th century is all 14 hundred years (1400s)
Practice the following quiz to test your knowledge on centuries and dates!
This year you will be tackling SOURCES - snippets of information from the time of historical events such as, eyewitness accounts, paintings and artefacts like coins. When looking at sources, it is important to consider the three letters N.O.P:
Nature: What form does the source take, is it a diary, photo, letter, speech, cartoon, etc.?
Origin: where or who did the source come from, when was it produced?
Purpose: was the person who produce the source trying to inform or were they trying to persuade somebody about something, or trying to put over a one sided point of view?
Find out the ideas to answer source style questions from the following presentation!
A historian will ask a variety of questions in order to find out historical information about a source. The six key questions can be asked of either a Primary Source (something that originates from the past) or a Secondary Source (something that has been made recently about the past).
The limitations of some sources are that they are often restricted and affected by the knowledge, attitude and culture of the originating individual. Accounts and overviews often contain the risks of authorial bias. However, using multiple primary sources can help add extra layers of selection, emphasis and interpretation and reduce to a minimum levels of assumptions and value judgements.
How well have you understood feudalism? Fill in the missing words then check your answers.
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