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Saxons, Normans and Vikings - Got to Love 1066

Saxons, Normans and Vikings - Got to Love 1066

1066 the year of battles and invasions in England

The year 1066 is a significant year in English history. It was a year filled with battles and invasions that would shape the future of the country. Three major groups played a crucial role in these events - the Saxons, Normans, and Vikings. Each group brought their own unique culture, language, and customs, which had a lasting impact on England.

Imagine retelling this story as an excellent addition to children's reading options

As adults, we often find ourselves fascinated by historical events like the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest. But have you ever thought about how exciting these stories can be for children? Introducing young readers to historical events not only sparks their interest in the past but also helps them develop a deeper understanding of the world around them. One excellent addition to children's reading options is a beautifully illustrated picture book that tells the story of 1066 in a captivating and accessible way.

1066 a Big Story for Little Historians

Sarah Read and Chris Ruth have created a marvellous version that really brings the story to life for 5-9 year olds

Sarah Read and Chris Ruth, two talented authors, have collaborated to create a marvellous picture book that brings the events of 1066 to life for children aged 5-9. Their book is filled with vibrant illustrations that capture the imagination and engage young readers.

The text is written in a simple yet informative manner, making it easy for children to follow along and understand the historical context. This book is a perfect introduction to the world of history for young readers. We call these stories Big Stories for Little Historians and 1066 is the first of a series - with stand up figures to collect. See more on our BigStories website

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