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Harold Godwinson, Bayeux Tapestry
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Harold Godwinson, Bayeux Tapestry

A depiction of Harold Godwinson (Harold II), king of England (r. 1064-1066 CE) hawking. From the Bayeux Tapestry, 1067-1079 CE. (Centre Guillaume le Conquérant, Bayeux, France)
Middle and Southern English Colonies
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Middle and Southern English Colonies

The establishment of the Middle and Southern English Colonies of North America was encouraged by the earlier English settlements of Jamestown Colony of Virginia in the south (founded 1607) and Plymouth Colony and, especially, Massachusetts...
Owen Tudor
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Owen Tudor

Owen Tudor, aka Owain ap Maredudd ap Tudor (c. 1400-1461 CE), was a Welsh courtier who secretly married Catherine of Valois (l. 1401 - c. 1437 CE), the former wife of Henry V of England (r. 1413-1422 CE) and mother of Henry VI of England...
Spanish Armada
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Spanish Armada

The 1588 Spanish Armada was a fleet of 132 ships assembled by King Philip II of Spain (r. 1556-1598) to invade England, his 'Enterprise of England'. The Royal Navy of Elizabeth I of England (r. 1558-1603) met the Armada in the English Channel...
Yorks v Lancasters - The Wars of the Roses
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Yorks v Lancasters - The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487 CE) was a four-decade struggle between two branches of the descendants of Edward III of England (r. 1327-1377 CE). These two family groups: the Lancasters and Yorks, would swap places on the throne of England...
Motte and Bailey Castle Diagram
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Motte and Bailey Castle Diagram

A diagram of the motte-and-bailey castle of Huntingdon Hill, England. 11th century CE.
Conwy Castle
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Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle (aka Conway Castle), located in North Wales, was built by Edward I of England (r. 1272-1307 CE) from 1283 to 1292 CE to protect and maintain, along with several other castles, his newly acquired dominance in the region. Built...
Great Domesday Book
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Great Domesday Book

Domesday Book is actually composed of two volumes, with here shown the larger of the two, the Great Domesday book. Compiled in 1086-7 CE by William the Conqueror as a survey of land and property ownership across Norman England. (National...
Hereward the Wake
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Hereward the Wake

Hereward the Wake, an Anglo-Saxon rebel who fought unsuccessfully against the Norman army of William the Conqueror in 1070-71 CE at Ely in East Anglia during the closing stages of the Norman Conquest of England.
Map of Domesday Book Circuits
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Map of Domesday Book Circuits

A map indicating in colours the various districts (circuits) which were surveyed by Domesday Book of 1086-7 CE in Norman Britain.
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