Norman Conquest of Britain, 1066 - 1086

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Simeon Netchev
published on 17 January 2019

A map illustrating the origins and progress of the Norman conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy). Following the death in January 1066 of the childless English king, Edward the Confessor, a series of events followed, leading from the invasion of Britain (one of the few truly successful ones) and the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066 to complete Norman control and overhaul of England resulting in the replacement of Scandinavian influence on the island with much closer Western European ties, creating in the process one of the most powerful monarchies on the Continent. Together with the introduction of the French language and culture, the stage was set for the perpetual Anglo-French rivalry and conflict that would persist well into the 19th century.

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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 17). Norman Conquest of Britain, 1066 - 1086. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Netchev, Simeon. "Norman Conquest of Britain, 1066 - 1086." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 17, 2019.

MLA Style

Netchev, Simeon. "Norman Conquest of Britain, 1066 - 1086." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Jan 2019. Web. 27 Mar 2023.