In 1066 William, Duke of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings defeating King Harold and beginning the Norman Conquest of England.
When he came to the throne, William I faced many problems. This lesson focuses on how William dealt with the problem of money. Students learn how the Domesday census was created and used to find out how much to tax his subjects. They look at an extract from the Domesday book to answer questions and create their own small section for their own home, garden or village. When the whole class have created their own entry they could be bound together to make a class domesday book!
The lesson contains:
-14 slide powerpoint
I use this lesson as part of a series about how Norman King William I conquered England in the Medieval period (Middle Ages).
This lesson is available as part of my Norman Conquest Bundle:
THE NORMAN CONQUEST UNIT BUNDLE:
If you prefer to buy separately, you can find my other lessons on castles, The Harrying of the North and the feudal system in my store or by clicking the links below:
FEUDALISM: Click here
HARRYING THE NORTH
WHY BUILD MOTTE AND BAILEY CASTLES?
ATTACK THE CASTLE:
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