Study Day - The Normans

In partnership with London Metropolitan Archives

In partnership with London Metropolitan Archives

Updated 20 July. The Tower of London is now open Wednesday - Sunday. All outdoor areas of the Tower of London are open, as well as the Crown Jewels and the White Tower. All other buildings remain closed. We hope to see you soon.

About this session

Key Stage 5 | Subject: History | Topics: Normans, War and Conflict | Session Type: Depth Study

A Norman fist on Anglo-Saxon soil? Charting the arrival and influence of the Normans in England, this session focuses on William the Conqueror's mighty fortress: the White Tower.

Students will analyse the Tower buildings and a range of documentary evidence to consider the roles and importance of the White Tower in Norman England.

Through investigation of the physical evidence with written sources and images, students will critically evaluate interpretations of William I’s consolidation of power.

This study day will also include a session on using contemporary documents from the period at the London Metropolitan Archives.

Exam board links

This session has been designed to complement the study of the Norman period, and particularly the following exam boards:


  • Unit 2A.1: Anglo-Saxon England and the Anglo-Norman Kingdom, c1053–1106.


  • Unit 1 Y102: Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest, 1035–1107.


Booking information

Thursday 28 November 2019
Thursday 23 January 2020
Thursday 7 February 2020 
Thursday 5 March 2020 - SOLD OUT
Thursday 19 March 2020 - SOLD OUT
4.5 hours
Up to 35 students
£12.58 per student

If you plan to bring 11 students or fewer a minimum price of £151 will be charged for your group.

Please contact us on 020 3166 6646 to check availability and arrange a booking.

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