AQA GCSE History: Medieval England – the reign of Edward I, 1272–1307

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BB Medieval England - the reign of Edward I, 1272–1307

This option allows students to study Medieval England and the reign of Edward I in depth. The study will focus on the causative origins, timeframe and impact of these events during the reign of Edward considered from economic, religious, political, social and cultural perspectives.

Students will study a wide variety of topics compiled into four modules, namely:

Part one: Government, the rights of King and people

Themes include:

  • Henry III’s legacy: the relationship between Edward and his father, Henry III; the problems faced on Edward I’s accession; relations with the nobility; Edward I’s character as a king.
  • Development of government, rights and justice: the Hundred Rolls; Robert Burnell; Statutes of Westminster; Statutes of Mortmain; ‘Quo Warranto’ Inquiries; parliaments; ‘The Model Parliament’ (1295).

Part two: Life in Medieval England

Themes include:

  • Trade, towns and villages: agriculture and the wool trade; royal finance and taxation; wool tax; Statute of Merchants; Italian bankers; re-coinage; expulsion of the Jews in 1290.
  • Education and learning: the medieval Church, universities, Roger Bacon, Duns Scotus.
  • The development of the legal system: laws; courts; trials; crimes; criminals and punishments; Statutes of Gloucester 1278 and Winchester 1285.

Part three: Edward I’s military campaigns in Wales and Scotland

Themes include:

  • Medieval warfare, tactics and technology: siege warfare, battlefield use of cavalry, infantry, weapons and armour.
  • The invasion and colonisation of Wales: Edward’s Welsh Wars in 1277 and 1282–1283; Statute of Rhuddlan; castle building; costs and consequences.
  • The relations with Scotland: ‘the Great Cause’; issue of Scottish succession, Balliol and Bruce; Scottish campaigns; William Wallace and the First War of Scottish Independence from 1297 to the death of Edward I; the reputation of Edward I as ‘Hammer of the Scots’.

Part four: Historic Environment

Themes include:

  • The location of the historic site was strategically advantageous.
  • The function of the historic site and how its structure helped with its function
  • The development and evolution fo the historic site 
  • The people connected with the site
  • How the design reflects the culture, values, fashions of the people at the time
  • How important events/developments from the depth study are connected to the site

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This module download also includes the following teaching resources:

  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment William S Forest Laws 1 (pdf)
  • L7 Medieval Warfare Wall Information (pdf)
  • L10 Falkirk Information (pptx)
  • L10 Falkirk Timeline Information (pdf)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment William S Forest Laws 1 (pptx)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Did The Church Help Or Hinder Justice In The Later Middle Ages Wall Information (pptx)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Circle Of Voices Group Information (pdf)
  • L4 Villeins (doc)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment William S Forest Laws 2 (pptx)
  • L8 Edward I And Welsh Castles (mp4)
  • L4 Edwardian Recoinage (pdf)
  • L10 Falkirk Battle Map (pptx)
  • L7 Information Sheet (pptx)
  • L8 Welsh Castles Cards (doc)
  • L8 Edward I And Wales Welsh National Anthem (mp4)
  • L7 Medieval Women And Battles (pdf)
  • L2 King Edward Facebook (pdf)
  • L3 Edward I S Government Information Sheets (pptx)
  • L5 Medieval Church (pdf)
  • L4 The Importance Of The Wool Trade In Medieval Times (pdf)
  • L7 Medieval Warfare Tactics And Strategies In Wales (docx)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Source Homeworks (pptx)
  • L8 Edward I And Wales Plenary Task (pdf)
  • L5 The Medieval University (mp4)
  • L4 Villeins (pdf)
  • L4 Medieval Jobs (pdf)
  • L5 Medieval Religion (pdf)
  • L7 Source Sheet (pdf)
  • L8 Edward S Castles 1 (pdf)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Role Of The Church In Medieval Law 1 (pptx)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment William S Forest Laws (pdf)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Did The Church Help Or Hinder Justice In The Later Middle Ages Chart (pdf)
  • L10 Falkirk Timeline Information (pptx)
  • L4 Statute Of Merchant Stick In (docx)
  • L8 Edward I And Wales Marketplace Information (pdf)
  • L4 The Worst Jobs In History (mp4)
  • L8 Edward I And Wales Marketplace Information (pptx)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Did The Church Help Or Hinder Justice In The Later Middle Ages Wall Information (pdf)
  • L4 Statute Of Merchant Stick In (pdf)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Role Of The Church In Medieval Law 2 (pptx)
  • L8 Horrible Histories Owain Glyndw R Song Lyrics (mp4)
  • L7 Medieval Warfare Info Sheets (pptx)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Changing Nature Of Law And Order In The Middle Ages Chart (docx)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Circle Of Voices Group Information (docx)
  • L8 Edward S Castles 1 (docx)
  • L4 The Ricciardi And Edward I (pdf)
  • L4 Medieval Village Assessment Research (pdf)
  • L5 Medieval Church (pptx)
  • L4 Edwardian Recoinage (docx)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Source Homeworks (pdf)
  • L8 Edward I And Wales Plenary Task (docx)
  • L9 Scottish Timeline (docx)
  • L2 King Edward Facebook (ppt)
  • L4 The Ricciardi And Edward I (docx)
  • L4 The Medieval University (mp4)
  • L8 Edward I And Welsh Castles (pptx)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Changing Nature Of Law And Order In The Middle Ages Chart (pdf)
  • L10 Falkirk Information (pdf)
  • L8 The Conquest Of Wales By Edward I 1277-1283 2 (mp4)
  • L8 Edward I And The Welsh Castles (docx)
  • L7 Source Sheet (pptx)
  • L10 Falkirk (pptx)
  • L4 Medieval Towns (docx)
  • L9 Scottish Timeline (pdf)
  • L7 Change And Continuity Of Medieval Warfare (pptx)
  • L10 Falkirk Battle Map (pdf)
  • L8 Edward I The Welsh And The Scots History The Plantagenets (mp4)
  • L7 Medieval Women And Battles (docx)
  • L7 Medieval Warfare Info Sheets (pdf)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Changing Nature Of Law And Order In The Middle Ages Chart (pptx)
  • L8 Welsh Castles Cards (pdf)
  • L7 Medieval Warfare 2 (pptx)
  • L7 Medieval Warfare Tactics And Strategies In Wales (pdf)
  • L4 Horrible Histories A Businessman Uses A Medieval Toilet (mp4)
  • L5 Medieval Church Information (pdf)
  • L8 The Conquest Of Wales By Edward I 1277-1283 (mp4)
  • L4 The Importance Of The Wool Trade In Medieval Times (docx)
  • L5 Medieval Religion (doc)
  • L8 Edward I And The Welsh Castles (pdf)
  • L7 Medieval Warfare Tactics (pptx)
  • L5 Medieval Church (doc)
  • L3 Edward I And Government Changes (pdf)
  • L7 How To Lay Siege To A Castle The Fun Way (mp4)
  • L7 Medieval Warfare Wall Information (pptx)
  • L2 Edward I And His Inherited Problems (docx)
  • L4 Medieval Village Assessment Research (doc)
  • L1 Henry Iii S Political Legacy (pdf)
  • L7 How To Wage Siege Warfare (pptx)
  • L4 Medieval Towns Image (pdf)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Information Sheets (pdf)
  • L8 Edward I And Wales Chronology Task Sheet (pdf)
  • L7 Information Sheet (pdf)
  • L5 Feudal System And The Church (pptx)
  • L8 Edward I And Wales (pptx)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Categorisation Information (pdf)
  • L6 Medieval Crime And Punishment Changing Definitions Of Crime Under William (pptx)
  • L1 Henry Iii S Political Legacy (docx)
  • L8 Edward I And Wales Chronology Task Sheet (docx)
  • L3 Edward I S Government Information Sheets (pdf)
  • L8 Why Did The English Build Castles In Wales (ppt)
  • L4 Medieval Towns (doc)
  • L4 Medieval Jobs (docx)
  • L3 Edward I S Government (pptx)
  • L7 Medieval Warfare (pptx)
  • L9 Edward I And Scotland (pptx)
  • L3 Persecution Of The Jews (pptx)
  • Lesson 5 Medieval Education (pptx)
  • L3 Edward I And Government Changes (docx)
  • L4 Medieval Towns (pptx)
  • L2 Edward I And His Inherited Problems (pdf)
  • L4 Medieval Towns (pdf)
  • L4 Medieval Life (pptx)
  • AQA GCSE History Exam Booklets (2020 & 2021 Syllabus) (zip)