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10 medieval dates you need to know…
Don’t know the battle of Bosworth from the battle of Bannockburn? Confused between Magna Carta and the Domesday Book? We’ve got you covered. Here we bring you 10 key medieval dates you need to know…
Tuesday 22nd March 2016 Submitted by: Ellie Cawthorne from BBC History Extra
Detail from the Bayeux tapestry. (DeAgostini/Getty Images)
Detail from the Bayeux tapestry, which depicts the Norman conquest of England in 1066. (DeAgostini/Getty Images)
1066: The battle of Hastings and the Norman conquest
The Norman conquest of 1066 marked a dramatic and irreversible turning point in English history. Events began with the battle of Hastings, in which the Anglo-Saxon king Harold II attempted to defend his realm from the Norman invasion forces of William, Duke of Normandy (later known as William the Conqueror).
Harold’s English troops numbered around 5,000, compared to a well-equipped Norman force of…
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