Norman Conquest: An Interactive Day-by-Day Retelling of the Events

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1066 was a pivotal year for the Anglo-Saxons and September 28 was the day William, Duke of Normandy, later known as William the Conquerer, landed on the coast of England to begin his invasion. This extensive history of the Norman Conquest includes sections on what Anglo-Saxon England was like, the major players in the conquest, the Battle of Hastings, and information about the Bayeux Tapestry. Watch a 3-D battle map and see the Battle of Hastings unfold. You can also see a panorama of what the battle site looks like today. A timeline gives a day-by-day accounting of what happened between William’s landing on September 28, and the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings on October 15. Follow the links provided to other websites to expand your knowledge of one of the most important dates in English history.

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