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Year 8: Medieval Europe and Japan: Medieval Europe

Life in The Middle Ages

Learn about the feudal system in England from 1066 when William the Conqueror seized the throne.

William the Conqueror (King William I of England)

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Searching for information with Britannica School

Reading tip! For any given entry you find, you can change the Article Reading Level at the top of the entry. Use this feature to suit your level of understanding, interest or need for more or less detail on your topic. You may decide to start with Level 1 for each entry to gain an overview and then select another level if you need more detail. 

Searching tip! You will need to do more than one search to find enough information on your topic. For example, you might:

  • Search for initially for the history of Japan and find a good overview
  • Familiarise yourself with the main ideas and take note of keywords and ideas
  • Perform extra searches on these keywords to find more specific or related information, for example, on the Crusades, armour and weaponry, or particular battles. 
  • Follow the links in the entries of relevant items to find further information

This kind of strategy will help you build up a good list of resources to use and help you make connections between sub-topics and ideas. 



Religion - Christianity and The Crusades