Thursday 10 January 2013

King John

Our study of Robin Hood carried us through two kings in England: Richard I and his brother, King John.  It was interesting to see how these two brothers seemed to be vastly different in terms of personalities and characters.

As always, different historians have differing views on the same man, although all agreed that he was not the best of rulers.  We learned a fair bit from watching different clips, comparing the information we gathered from the episodes on King John on this DVD, to the information from the following clip:

I don't restrict Tiger's reading to only books that are specifically on King John, so he has been reading on the broader topics of medieval England:


Tiger has also been using his quill pen to write letters to his grandmother.

We also ate the Pumpes (Meat Balls).  The dish doesn't look like much, but it is absolutely delicious.

For field trips, we chanced upon Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn one day, which was shut when we were there but we had a good look around outside.

This post is linked up to:
1) Look What We Did: January Link-Up
2) All Year Round Blog Carnival: Winter
3) Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop #43
4) History and Geography Meme 57
5) Homeschool Mother's Journal: January 11, 2013
6) Collage Friday - A Great Start to 2013
7) Hobbies and Handicrafts - Jan 11
8) Weekly Wrap-U: The First One in 2013
9) Share it Saturday - Linky Party
10) The Sunday Showcase 1/12/13


  1. I love all your book selections. What a fun time period to study!

  2. I'm enjoying reading all your history posts. You're a few weeks ahead of us- we'll be covering Robin Hood very soon!

  3. I really like the videos you post. You're the one who convinced me to search youtube for more visual homeschool material for my son. We learned a little about King John from Our Island Story and I think AA Milne wrote a poem about him. He sounds like a fun historical character to study.

  4. Very interesting. I think my grandkids will be getting to this time period eventually as they are working on world history in their homeschooling program. I'm bookmarking this for future reference. Have a lovely day.

  5. What a great study. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase!

  6. Thanks for linking to Look What We Did. Pinned!


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