Cambridge don sets out historic events UK pupils must learn
A leading historian and Cambridge academic has outlined all the key events in British history that teenagers should learn.
The dates range from the Anglo-Saxon conquest in 500 A.D to the appointment of Winston Churchill as Prime Minister in 1940.
The Battle of Agincourt, the Magna Carta, the Abolition of slavery and the King James Bible are included in the chornology that shows how Britain was shaped over 1,500 years
Professor David Abulafia, professor of Mediterranean history at Gonville and Caius College, said pupils were too often required to interpret sources instead of studying history itself. This had ‘deadened interest in the past among students’....
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