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Click on the link below to learn about key periods in Britain’s history.


Historical Herefordshire

Herefordshire is an amazing place to live! It was recognised as a charter town in 1189 but its history goes back much further than that. If you would like to find out more about Hereford’s history, you could visit one of these places to learn first-hand what life was like here in the past.  The following are just a few suggestions.


  • Black and White House Village trail to discover what homes looked like in the 15thand 16thCentury.
  • Goodrich Castle, Goodrich.
  • Hereford Cathedral to see the Mappa Mundi – The largest medieval map of the world thought to be drawn around 1300AD. 
  • Hereford Museum, Hereford. The museum holds collections of artefacts collected from within the county.
  • Offa’s Dyke. Take a walk along this massive earthwork built in 757-796AD by Offa, King of the Mercians as a defensive barrier to keep out the Welsh.
  • The Black and White House Museum, High Town, Hereford.
  • The Waterworks Museum to learn about Herefordshire’s Victorian pumping works.


Click on the links below to BBC Bitesize to watch videos and learn about different periods of history that you’ve been learning about.



This is a great website that tells us how archaeology helps us to learn about life in the past.  There are games, videos, stories and ideas to try at home all linked to different times in history.


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Some Key Historical Terminology

Match each of the following word to its meaning. You could print this off and play as a game of matching pairs!




A piece of evidence you can trust to be accurate.

Biased opinion 

First-hand evidence that comes from the time a historian is studying.


Very old 

Chronological order  

Things that happen as a result of an earlier event.


Second-hand evidence gathered by historians who were not there at the time of the event.


A piece of evidence that only tells half the story and favours one side

Primary evidence

The order that events occurred in from the earliest to the most recent.


The reason why an event happened.

Secondary Source


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