Great new read for your incoming Y7 pupils studying Battle of Hastings

You know how keen your Y7 pupils are when they arrive, so why not strike while the iron’s hot and encourage them to read a novel about the Battle of Hastings. Because the reading level is similar to what they would have encountered at the end of KS2 it will be a realistic proposition for most pupils and certainly as inclusive as any novels you’ll find on this topic. The author Tony Bradman is one I would certainly recommend.

The book is published by Walker Books ISBN978-1-4063-6377-7  who offer the following blurb.

The story is of one Anglo-Saxon boy’s journey to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It starts in  1065:Magnus is the son of Harold Godwinson, lord of the Southern Saxons and ruthlessly ambitious claimant to the throne of England. Overnight, Magnus finds himself cast centre-stage in the blood-soaked family feud that led to one of history’s most famous battles. This is the family tragedy behind 1066: live it with Magnus, as the wolves of history close in on his Anglo-Saxon boyhood.


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