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!
This full lesson contains:
-14 slide animated PowerPoint presentation
I use this lesson as part of a series about how Norman King William I conquered England in the Medieval period (Middle Ages).
How did King William use the Domesday Book to keep control?
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