The Norman conquest of England was the invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later William the Conqueror. Battle of Hastings.
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January 1066 - King Edward the Confessor died. The last Anglo-Saxon king of the House of Wessex, he was called the Confessor because of his great piety. He died childless sparking a succession crisis that led to the Norman Conquest.