Become a history detective and discover what life was like in the past.
Who were the Normans and why did they invade England? What was it like to fight in the Battle of Hastings? How did the battle change the history of Britain?
THE HISTORY DETECTIVE INVESTIGATES helps children discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions by visiting Norman castles and churches, looking on the Internet and finding clues about the Norman and Anglo-Saxon rulers of the past.
The detective shows how to:
Create a project about England in the dramatic year 1066.
Discover the Norman past in your area.
Find out what has been discovered about the Normans - and the Anglo-Saxons who fought them.
There are also mysteries and puzzles to solve as you follow the detective's trail back to the Norman world.
Philip Parker is a professional historian specialising in the ancient world.