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- Along with knights in shining armour, castles are another enduring image of the Medieval era. From small fortifications to mighty fortresses with towering battlements, castles dominate the history and fiction of the times.
- Have students tour the renowned Warwick Castle, UK, using Virtual Reality.
- The tour through the castle includes the Great Hall, with an astonishing array of Medieval armour and weaponry.
- The tour can be accessed here via the Warwick Castle Education site.
- The signing of the Magna Carta was one of the most influential moments in English legal history. It is a royal charter of rights, and it was the first document to be signed into law that declared the monarch and their government were not above the law. The original document was written in 1215 CE; however, there were several revisions, including in 1297.
- Australia has a copy of a 1297 Magna Carta; this is held at Parliament House in Canberra. Information about Australia’s Magna Carta can be found on the Parliament of Australia website.
- The National Library of Australia holds a digitised copy of a reproduction Magna Carta. The first page shows the original Latin wording and the second shows an English translation. Explore this important document with the class.
- The National Library of Australia has digitised many of its Medieval manuscripts and has made them available on its website.