The Saxons and Normans

The children visited Clitheroe castle to find out how the Saxons ruled England and how they organised their society. The children examined and handled some of the artefacts left behind to give them an insight into how the Saxons lived their lives. Finally they discovered the reasons for the rise and fall of the last Saxon kings, and were party to the invasion of both Vikings and Normans, and participated in three battles which eventually allowed the Normans to conquer Britain.