Who controlled medieval people?

The unit explores the differing methods of control of medieval people. It builds on aspects from earlier units (i.e., Feudalism and the changing nature of towns) but looks more closely at both the power of the monarchs and the Church.  There is a chance to learn about a variety of monarchs and make comparisons between them as well as to develop knowledge of the role of the medieval Roman Catholic Church. By the end of the unit pupils should be able to show some knowledge of methods of control and challenges to / problems with them.


Most children will be able to identify and explain some examples of control in medieval peoples lives

Some children will not have made so much progress and will be able to describe some methods of control and recall some information about them

Some children will have progressed further and will be able to suggest reasons for the relative success of individuals and institutions and compare and contrast the methods of differing institutions

LANGUAGE FOR LEARNING: Feudal System, Lord, serf, peasant, villain, Roman Catholic, Pope, Archbishop, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, Sin, Indulgences, Chapel, Manor Court, excommunicated, Magna Carta, Parliament, Peasants Revolt, Taxes, Chancellor

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