The experiences of girls and women in Roman Britain
A tantalising glimpse into the rich diversity of women’s lives in Roman Britain.
Anglo-Saxon slavery before and after the Conquest
A controversial topic which is often ignored in school texts and popular histories of the Conquest period.
Women in Celtic society
Examining the lives of women in Celtic society offers a fascinating, and slightly different, perspective of this period in history.
The Roman games from the gladiators’ perspective
There is far more to the story of gladiators than outlining their weapons and tactics.
Africa in the classical period
An in-depth look at some ancient African empires and some important African people in the classical period, in an attempt to restore some balance when discussing the continent of Africa and the importance of its history to the world.
The Benin Bronzes
The debate around restoration of artefacts to their original owners is not often covered by textbooks, but it represents an important step towards decolonising the curriculm.
The significance of Anglo-Saxon jewellery and design
Contrary to the common opinion, Anglo-Saxon England was a period of vibrant and creative activity. This list focusses on the achievements of the Anglo-Saxons through their jewellery and their artistic and social priorities.
Understanding Cleopatra – female power in the ancient world
The resources in this list will allow students to examine the legacy of one of the most famous female leaders in history, regardless of the Roman propaganda and image made famous by Shakespearean tragedy.
Alfred the Great and the making of England
This list offers insights into the fundamental reforms introduced by Alfred, which form the basis of how the UK operates today.
Democracy in the ancient world
This list demystifies the examples and meanings of democracy in the ancient world, with links to topics explored in KS3, KS4 and GCSE.
Stonehenge, a local History study
These resources will allow KS3 students the opportunity to investigate and assess the importance of Stonehenge independently.
The Aztec Account of their Downfall
Most sources focus on Spanish accounts of the defeat of the Aztecs. In recent years, scholars and historians have worked hard to rectify this imbalance in the historiography by offering fresh perspectives of what actually happened in Mexico.
The role of slavery in ancient Greece
These resources show that it is vitally important to understand the contribution made by enslaved people to ancient Greek life. Slaves were active in nearly every area of Greek city politics, society and economy.
Persia: the forgotten superpower
These resources will give you the material to recast the traditional view on the Persian empire, offering a full reassessment of current scholarship, and material that can be used in discussions of historiography as a concept.