CONQUEST OF ENGLAND
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