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1

What does chronology mean ?

Putting dates into order (earliest to latest ).

2

What does B.C and A.D mean ?

B.C= before christ

A.D = anno domini

3

What was Edgar Athelings positives about being king ?

Because he is a close blood relative .

4

What was Harold Godwinsons positives about him being king ?

Because he has a lot of experience and his sister is married to someone in the royal family .

5

What was Harold Hadraadas positives about him being king ?

Because he has already been a king .

6

What was Guillame of Normandy’s positives about him becoming king ?

Because he was promised to be king in 1051.

7

What was Edgars Athelings negatives about him becoming king ?

He was a sickly boy . He was only 14 . He had no fighting experience .

8

What was Harold Godwinsons negatives about him becoming king ?

He is not actually part of the royal family . William was promised before him to be king .

9

What was Harold Hadraadas negatives about him becoming king ?

He hasn’t got anything to do with the royal family .

10

What was Guilluame of Normandy’s negatives of becoming king ?

He is not English he is french .

11

How was Harold Godwinson able to hold onto the throne ?

Because Guillaume of Normandy’s early invasion failed because of the weather and wind ,so Harold Godwinson didn’t have to fight both Guillaume of Normandy and Harold Hadraada at once .

12

Name 3 advantages about the motte and bailey castle ?

- high ground
- has a moat around for infiltrators
- you can see miles from the keep
- takes two weeks to build

13

Name 2 disadvantages about the moat and bailey castles ?

- made of wood
- it can set on fire and burn to the ground easily
- easy to break into

14

Name the 7 most important parts of the motte and bailey castle ?

-motte
-moat
-palasade
-bailey
-drawbridge
-bridge
-keep

15

Name three techniques William used to control England ?

-the feudal system
-castles
-violence
-the domesday book

16

What was the date where the peasants revolted against the king ?

30th may 1381

17

Why was the king so worried about the french ?

Because the English had no money to fight the french .

18

How much poll tax did every person have to pay ?

5 pence .

19

What was the leader of the peasants name ?

Wat Tyler

20

What happened to Wat Tyler?

Tyler was brutally murded

21

What was the least affective technique for stopping the Black Death ?

Flagellant