Medieval Kings: In what ways was the power of the medieval king limited?
The story of power
Inquiry: Could a medieval king ignore the church?
How much power did the Church have?
What happened if a king fell out with the church?
Could a king treat the church however he wanted?
What role did the church play in medieval life?
Could a King ignore the church?
Case study Resources
King JOhn and the Church
William II and Anselm
Henry II and Becket
The story of power
Inquiry: Could a medieval king rule without the support of his barons?
How powerful were barons in Medieval Europe?
How should a king treat his barons?
What were the consequences of mistreating barons?
Case Study: King John of England
Why did the Barons rebel against King John?
What were the consequences?
Did other Kings make the same mistakes?
Could Medieval Kings ignore their barons?
Watch the following clips of Disney's Robin Hood. What impression does it give you of King John?
Online Magna Carta Lesson - National Archives
Magna Carta is called the most important document in history. So important that people still call upon it 800 years later. But where did it come from and why did people die for it? Jump into the 13th century and decide for yourself why Magna Carta keeps coming back.
The Story of King john
Task - Chronology: What are the main events in the life of King John?
Option 2: Write a story about the life of King John. The story is aimed at Year 4 and 5 students. It should start with "Once upon a time......"
Task: Analysis - WHy did the barons rebel against King John?
Extension: Use different colors to categories the reasons into Political, Economic, Social and Religious.
Was John really that bad?
Significant turning point 1: MAgna Carta
Task: Description - QOTD - What was Magna CArta?
Task: Extend Knowledge and comprehension
Task: Evaluation: In what ways was the signing of Magna Carta a Turning point?