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Year 10 History Students Explore Norman Castles and Cathedrals

5 Jul 24

The Year 10 historians enjoyed a busy day in Norfolk on Tuesday exploring some of England’s finest Norman castles and cathedrals.

The impressive earthworks and flint ruins of Castle Acre were a wonderful backdrop to learn all about these structures of military and administrative dominance, and provided an interesting contrast to the robust limestone keep seen later at Norwich.

Here the students were also given a tour of the enormous cathedral. Like the priory at Castle Acre this was home to a large community of Benedictine monks, and Year 10 were left better able to appreciate the importance of piety and spiritual power to the Anglo-Normans.

A great day out, the historians went home with minds brimming with thoughts of the earls, monks, bishops, and kings of this truly transformative period in our history.

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