Tagged: Normans

Who or what inspired you to love history?

Who inspired you to love history
Posted:
21 March 2017
Posted By:
Clare Wilson
Categories:
Your Stories

Throughout March, for Women's History Month, we've been looking at pioneering women and role models from the past whose stories inspire us today. But not all inspirational figures have lived in castles, challenged the status quo, or discovered something world-changing. Some of the most inspiri...

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How William the Conqueror spent Christmas in 1066

Close up of crown
Posted:
22 December 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

This Christmas marks the 950th anniversary of William the Conqueror’s coronation. 1066 was a turbulent year, and William’s coronation was no different - as we'll explore below. Look back through 1066 If you need a reminder of the events that led up to this point, take a look at how we told t...

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What happened to the #Battle1066 characters?

King Harold and Duke William of Normandy illustrations
Posted:
11 November 2016
Posted By:
Christian Bace
Categories:
Your Stories

Throughout 2016, we've been posting from eight different Twitter channels, each representing different areas of medieval society. You can look back on the action by searching for #Battle1066, or read a month-by-month round up starting here in January. Some of our characters met their fate on 14th...

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What was the legacy of William the Conqueror?

Painting of the Battle of Hastings
Posted:
14 October 2016
Posted By:
Christian Bace
Categories:
History Uncovered

Today we mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings – arguably the most important date in English history. The Norman Conquest brought about the most radical change in society ever seen in England, and the question of whether this was for the better or for the worse is very much open to ...

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The story of the Norman Conquest – August 1066

Saxon farmer and monastic chronicler
Posted:
1 September 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 – in just 140 characters. By August 1066, Harold must have been wondering whether he’d got off lightly. After all, the Normans had not arrived all summer.William and his army were still waiting for good weather to cross the channel, and the window to ...

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