The Conquest of Morpeth
A retelling for children by Bridget Gubbins of the Norman conquest of Morpeth.
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“Stories of battles, romance and wickedness”
A retelling for children by Bridget Gubbins of the Norman conquest of Morpeth, with illustrations by Susan Dibben.
Once upon a time the Normans came to Northumberland. After fearsome battles, they conquered Morpeth and made the people build a castle. These are the stories about how it happened, told by children who were there:
- Boys who became soldiers and learned to kill
- Girls who were made to marry men they hadn’t chosen
- A poor village girl who had to do the dirty jobs, and the Lord who was afraid of the devils
There wasn’t always a “happy ever after” ending. Read these stories and find out who won and who lost; who was brave and who was afraid.
Draw your own pictures.
Answer the question: What do you think about the lives of those children?