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Title: The Norman Conquest of Wales


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The Norman Conquest of Wales
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Aims of the Lesson
To understand why the Normans wanted to attack
Wales To understand why North Wales was never
fully conquered
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3
Draw on the invasion routes taken by each Baron
when invading Wales
Hugh of Avranches (attacking from
Chester) Roger of Montgomery(attacking from
Shrewsbury) William Fitzosbern(attacking from
Hereford)
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4
Why did the Normans attack Wales?
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5
Place some facts about the Norman invasion of
South, Mid and North Wales in the boxes below.
Attacking South and Mid Wales
Attacking North Wales
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6
Read through the source below carefully. Explain
why it was difficult to conquer Wales, especially
the North.
It is two hundred miles long and about one
hundred miles wide. It takes some eight days to
travel the whole length from the mouth of the
River Gwygir in Anglesey to Portskewett in Gwent
Because of its high mountains, deep valleys and
forests, not to mention its rivers and marshes,
it is not easy to access.
Gerald of Wales, 1188
Click here for an online Medieval Map of Wales
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7
Invasion of Wales Timeline
Using the dates and events discussed in class
1066
1200
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What have we learnt about the Norman invasion of
Wales?
3.
4.
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9
Extension Work
I am involved in invading Wales because.
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