William the Conqueror's March on London 1066

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Simeon Netchev
published on 15 January 2019

A map illustrating the campaign of William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy) in Britain aiming to capture London and secure control of the Kingdom of England (which, Willaim claimed, had been promised to him by Edward the Confessor, the childless English king.) After a delay of a month by bad weather, the Norman army landed on the Sussex coast in late September 1066 and, after fighting the close Battle of Hastings (14 October) and leaving the English king Harold dead, marched through Kent to London, meeting fierce resistance and laying waste to the land. Eventually, after changing tactics and receiving reinforcements, William managed to subdue the Anglo-Saxon resistance, entered London, and was acclaimed King of England towards the end of October. He was crowned in Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1066.

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About the Author

Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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APA Style

Netchev, S. (2019, January 15). William the Conqueror's March on London 1066. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9857/william-the-conquerors-march-on-london-1066/

Chicago Style

Netchev, Simeon. "William the Conqueror's March on London 1066." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 15, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9857/william-the-conquerors-march-on-london-1066/.

MLA Style

Netchev, Simeon. "William the Conqueror's March on London 1066." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Jan 2019. Web. 27 Mar 2023.