Year 8 have been investigating what happened in England in 1066 and why it was a volatile year in English history. They have also explored the impact that invasions have had on the safety and structure of society. To bring these ideas together the students wrote a 500 word extended piece of writing explaining who they thought should have been King of England in 1066. They were expected to include not just a short reason but well thought out and explained justifications. Below are a number of examples of their work.