Medieval History in Schools

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:00 pm on 4th July 2022.

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Photo of Jerome Mayhew Jerome Mayhew Conservative, Broadland 10:00 pm, 4th July 2022

I was about to suggest that an argument may be made that there is insufficient time in the curriculum to accommodate medieval history. The experience of an A-level student in my family—I hope she passed last week—has been to have studied the origins of the first world war as well as the second world war to death. She has done more German history than history of the United Kingdom. Does my hon. Friend agree that there will be plenty of space for medieval history if we tweak the curriculum?