Queen Boudica

History 8th to 12th Century

This was a really interesting period in history:


Have the Danes ever
successfully invaded England?

Yes, throughout the 9th and 10th centuries BC!

Despite the dangers, between 20,000 and 35,000 Danish Vikings chose  ……………..

The build up to the
Battle of Hastings

In 1066 it was different to today. Sometimes a King named his own successor, however English and Norman ideas about this were different, and that is what led to 1066. ………..

Who were the Anglo Saxons?

When the Romans left after giving England nearly three hundred years of relative peace and prosperity, there was a period of uncertainty and disorder.  ……………

The Mise of Lewis

This was another time of war between the King and his Barons

Again, it was because the King, this time Henry III, was in a power struggle with …………….

The Vikings. 

For 300 years, from the 8th to the 11th centuries, the Vikings struck terror into the hearts of their enemies and victims.

Christian monasteries and ..

William the Conqueror died in France not England!

Even though he had conquered England, he was also Duke of Normandy and he had to spend more time in France protecting his kingdom in Normandy than he did here. In fact, it’s reported …

The Viking Pirates. 

Pirates have a long history, even stretching back to ancient times, when the Greeks and Romans were harassed by sea raiders, the early day pirates.

However, probably the most successful pirates of all time …..

The Story of Sutton Hoo

One that links Mrs Edith Pretty, a Suffolk landowner, to an Anglo Saxon warrior King, thought to be Raedwald, a powerful Anglo Saxon King.

It is about one of the most influential and important archaeological …

After the Romans and before 1066 who invaded England?

During this period England was open to be conquered by any north European tribe, therefore the Germans, the Vikings and then the Danish invaded.

First came the Germans. As soon as …..

The Battle of Tettenhall:
Aethelflaed’s greatest victory

You will have heard of the Warrior Queen Boadicea but have you ever heard of Aethelflaed?

She led her troops in the Battle of Tettenhall.  You probably haven’t heard ….

What was the Silk Road?

The Silk Road was a network of trade routes from China to Europe that ran from the second century BC until the mid-15th century. It went for more than 4,000 miles becoming ….

A drawing of Queen Boudica

Queen Boudica


Yes, throughout the 9th and 10th centuries BC! Despite the dangers, between 20,000 and 35,000 Danish Vikings chose…