For History Teachers

A Level

Apart from the set texts which are written for each A level specification and the material in this website, we recommend the following:

The Wars of the Roses for A Level by Ian Dawson

SchoolsHistory.org by Dan Moorhouse

For a general discussion of Medieval History resources for teachers, the Historical Association offer this very extensive booklet edited by Ian Dawson.

Members of the Historical Association (Secondary) will find the following podcasts here free to use in schools.

Wars of the Roses (13 mins) by Professor Michael Hicks;

Henry VI (50 mins) by Professor Anne Curry;

Richard III (10 mins) by Professor Michael Hicks;

Henry VII (19 mins; 22 mins and 4 mins) by Dr Sean Cunningham.

Our Adult Education page on this website contains a very extensive reading list much of which will be accessible to A level students of History.

Key Stage 3/4

The King Richard III Experience in Leicester offer a range of learning visits as does the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.

The King Richard III and Henry VII Experience in York is closed until further notice.

Collins publish a KS3 book on Medieval Britain (410-1509) as part of their Knowing History series.

Galore Park are publishing (May 2022) a revised edition of their 13+ Common Entrance History support books.

Ideas from The National Archives about medieval castles with lesson plans:

Framlingham

Kenilworth

More Kenilworth

A woman teaching girls to read
a medieval woman teaching girls to read. BL MS Harley 3828 f. 27