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History

Significant Turning Points in British History

 

This topic explores events in British history that have determined significant aspects of our past and present. 

 

It includes the an assassination that led to war, a deathbed promise that led to a challenge for the crown and a fleet of ships!!!!

Life in the Trenches

Click here to find out more about life in the trenches in the First World War.

 

The Battle of Hastings

1066 is one of the most famous dates in English history. This video introduces the main historical figures whose actions led to the battle.

 

The Spanish Armada

This page provides background information.

 

This video explains the situation between Britain and Spain in the Tudor period.

 

The Suffragettes

What do you already know about suffragettes?

Can you name the lady in the photograph?

There is a statue of her in Leicester that was recently unveiled.

 

      

 

Watch this video from Horrible Histories to give you an overview of the topic.

Suffragette Sing-a-long

If you like a good sing-song, why not try out these suffragette songs? Open the song words document and play the audio files.

Placard Song

Forward, Sister Women

Rise Up, Women

 

The Battle of Britain

This video was made by Newsround in 2015, the 75th anniversary of this significant turning point in British History, and gives a brief overview of the event.

The Vikings

 

This website will give you some background information. 

There are also links to video clips.

 

Watch the Horrible Histories clip below for an introduction.

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