September 28 1066 CE – The Norman Conquest of England Begins

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September 28 1066 CE – The Norman Conquest of England BeginsRate this post In September 1066, the questionable title of King Harold II of England was under attack from all sides. With Harald Hardrada of Norway arriving in the northern countryside early in the month, he already had one adversary to contend with, but the arrival of Duke William II of Normandy on September 28th would ultimately prove to be his undoing. The French-speaking Normans, landing at Pevensey in Sussex, would have control of the country within weeks. The opportunity to seize the British Isles arose after Edward the Confessor, holder of the English crown since 1042, died with out […]