Here are three CVs I made ages ago but have just been reminded of by @87history on Twitter.
A CV each for Harold Godwinson, William Duke of Normandy and Harald Hardrada to be used when teaching the Battle of Hastings
I have only used these so far as part of a booklet with read-and-respond questions but love the idea of using this as a hook at the beginning of the topic. I have visions of giving the pupils a brief for the job of King of England and asking them to choose the best candidate without any prior knowledge. They could then keep their prediction in the back of their books to refer to when we find out who eventually became King.