In history this term, we have been learning about medieval monarchs and the battles that gave them their crowns.
We added to our knowledge from Year Four on the Battle of Hastings; this time we looked more in depth as to why William the Conqueror was successful by comparing the armies, weaponry and support each received.
We also learned about the Battle of Bosworth which ended the War of Roses between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. Again, we studied the reasons why Henry Tudor was successful when it looked like Richard III should have been the victor.
We also learned some new vocabulary like housecarls, fyrds, infantryman and cavalry; all of which will help us with our writing in English as we are writing our own battle scenes.