The Middle Ages Perfect Medieval King | KS3 History | History Bombs

5. Medieval

5.3 Perfect Medieval King

Lesson description

Between the battles, rebellions, murders, and the French, the Medieval era was a tumultuous time to be a monarch. Get ready to delve deeper into the monarchs of Medieval England and answer the question, what made a great king in the Middle Ages?

This lesson contains:

  • Case studies of four of the most famous, (and infamous), monarchs of the 13th to 15th centuries: John I, Edward I, Edward II, and Henry V.
  • The key themes of Medieval monarchy and the traits and characteristics deemed necessary for a successful reign from the view point of the ruling barons.
  • A look at how different interpretations and conclusions can be reached about Medieval monarchs from analysing the highs and lows of their reigns.