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In a dramatic period of flux within the British Isles, waves of invasion brought change that forever alter our religious beliefs, our genetic heritage and even see the birth of the English Language.

 

This package allows students to explore the fashions, equipment and military tactics of the invading force whilst also encouraging them to compare and contrast the differences in religion, technology and culture these peoples brought with them.

 

Students get the chance to dress in period clothes, gaining the chance to feel the genuine weight of a Norman 'chainmail' Hauberk, wield a Saxon sword or try the heft of a five foot Dane Axe.

 

Interactive exercises such as forming a Saxon Shield Wall or walking through the Battle of Hastings vividly shed light on what was once called the Dark Ages.

Vikings / Saxons and Normans

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