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Counseled for Edexcel aid your scholars in achieving their complete strength whereas making sure speed, leisure and motivation with this specified sequence from the major background writer; built by means of professional educators who understand how to instil deep topic wisdom and an urge for food for lifelong studying. - presents targeted techniques to the several parts of the 2016 specification, making sure that your school room assets are adapted to rookies' altering wishes as they growth throughout the curriculum - Caters for various studying kinds, utilizing an exhilarating mixture of transparent narrative, visible stimulus fabrics and a wealthy number of modern resources to seize the curiosity of all scholars - is helping scholars maximise their grade capability and advance their examination abilities via established suggestions on answering each query variety effectively - Blends in-depth insurance of themes with actions and techniques to aid scholars collect, maintain and revise center topic wisdom around the years - Builds on our adventure publishing well known GCSE assets to provide you with actual, authoritative content material written via skilled lecturers who comprehend the sensible implications of latest content material and evaluate specifications Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c.1066-88 covers all 3 key themes within the specification: 'Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest, 1060-66'; 'William in energy: securing the dominion, 1066-87'; 'Norman England, 1066-88.'

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3 a) Complete column 2 in your table on page 26. b) Now review where you placed these reasons on your thermometer. Do you need to change its placement? Use your table on page 26 to explain your judgement. • Visible learning Changing your mind is fine! Part of getting better at history is engaging in a process of thinking, then reflecting and revising you r hypothesis as you learn more and more. 5 Com m u n icating yo u r answe r 2 Use the completed thermometer to write a paragraph Now it's time to complete your enquiry.

6 Harold's army did not take the Normans by surprise. It is likely that William's scouts spotted the advancing English army. Instead Harold formed his troops in a strong defensive position on top of a ridge, blocking the road to London. Thick underg rowth and woods on the left and right meant William would not be able to outflank him. � A reconstruction illustration of the Battle of Hastings opening from the English position, by Peter Dunn. Compare this with the Bayeux Tapestry on page 42 and you can see the similarities between the armour and weapons of the two armies.

Unfortunately, no records survive from the meetings that took place between members of the Witan, so we cannot be sure why they supported Harold. It is likely that, given his phenomenal power, wealth and military experience, he was the man most likely to rule England effectively. If the Witan feared an invasion from overseas, then Harold must have seemed to have a much better chance of defending England than did young Edgar Aethling. In practice, Harold was the only strong English candidate. The members ofthe Witan may also have been influenced by the desire to keep their own lands and power.

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