The Norman Conquest of England: Origins and Aftermath (HIH1029)

15 credits

This module will provide an introduction to some of the key sources that shed light on the Norman Conquest of England, which formally began at the Battle of Hastings in October 1066, and its impact on the political, social and cultural experiences of the English during the next century. You will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of visual and written primary sources including the histories written at the time, Arthurian literature, law codes, ecclesiastical records, castles, and the Bayeux Tapestry. The module will also ask you to consider the ways historians have used these primary sources to shape their arguments about the Conquest and its aftermath.