CON­QUEST OF ENG­LAND

History of War - - WAR IN FOCUS -

Wil­liam, Duke of Nor­mandy in­vades Eng­land to claim the throne from Harold II. Af­ter a bloody bat­tle at Hast­ings, Harold is killed and Wil­liam is crowned king. The Nor­mans bru­tally sub­ju­gate the English and pro­foundly change the king­dom.

Nor­man knights and archers at the Bat­tle of Hast­ings, as de­picted in the Bayeux Ta­pes­try. 1066 is one of the most mo­men­tous and con­se­quen­tial years in English his­tory

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