An Gof 1497

Why did thousands of Cornish people rise up against an English King?


Michael Joseph, An Gof (the blacksmith) was the leader of an uprising in 1497.

In this unit pupils;

  • interrogate historical sources to decide why people protested

  • use the up-rising of 1497 as a dramatic setting for their own time-slip story

  • design a memorial to the event and people involved

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