Everything you need to understand or teach The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman.
The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman is a work of historical fiction detailing the relationship between England and Wales between the years of 1271 and 1283. The novel begins in the Evesham Abbey in England in January of 1271, five years after Simon de Montfort dies in the battle of Evesham. Simon de Montfort is the Earl of Leicester, and brother-in-law of the English King Henry. He rebels against the king and is defeated by the king's son, Prince Edward. Prince Edward ascends the throne of England after his father's death and is called the greatest warrior in all of Christendom because of his defeat of the brilliant militant Simon de Montfort.
King Edward rules England from the shadows, impatiently waiting for King Henry's death. When he finally takes the throne, he seeks to expand England's borders. He rules England as a tyrant; cruel, cunning, and viewed by all as empowered...
The Reckoning Lesson Plans contain 136 pages of teaching material, including: