The students have been exploring the importance of kings providing heirs and the consequences of what happens when they do not. They have investigated the case study of England in 1066 to understand this important issue as it was a time of turmoil and uncertainty. The students looked at all four men who either were the King of England or who wanted to be and evaluated their skill set for the 'job'. To do this the student were initially divided in to small teams and given either Edward the Confessor, Harald Hadraada (the Viking King), Harold Godwinson (the last Anglo-Saxon King) or William Duke of Normandy to investigate and then present to the group. Students then wrote a short essay in which they had to decide who should have been King of England.