This event is not open to the general public.
This workshop gives an account from the perspectives of both Harold and William, covering the Battles of Stamford Bridge, Hastings and Fulford Gate. We explore the mistakes and the positive moves made by both sides that determined the outcome.
There are lots of hands on opportunities with the artefacts and equipment from the time; children will be astonished at the weight of a chain mail shirt and have great fun in carrying out Saxon shield and spear drill. We also discuss what would have happened if Harold had won and think about the differences this would have made to our history. We also get the children to think about what they would have done if they had been in Harold’s shoes; this is always interesting with the youngsters coming up with their own ideas on how to beat the Normans. The day includes a demonstration of the awe-inspiring longbow too, if time and school space permits.
If you have a particular area of focus, not mentioned above, you wish us to concentrate on, please let us know.