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The Viking and Saxon struggle

What we will be learning:


Building on from the previous topic of The Saxons, the children will explore the struggle that later ensued for the Kingdon of England (the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor).


This could include:

  • Viking raids and invasion
  • resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England (political and military)
  • further Viking invasions and Danegeld
  • Anglo-Saxon laws and justice (building on from Crime and Punishment in Year 4)
  • Edward the Confessor and his death in 1066

Life in the Time of the Vikings | The Story of Britain | BBC Teach

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Life in Viking Britain is shown through the eyes of a family, with an exploration of the reasons for Vikings coming to Britain. ...