In 1054 the King of England, Edward the Confessor, had been on the throne for 12 years and had been married for 9, but still had no heir. However, a distant relative was found and was on his way!
The Anglo-Saxon empire effectively ended at the end of 1066 when Duke William was crowned on Christmas Day. So why did this happen?
How Duke William defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 when he faced a defensive shield wall of 7000 Anglo-Saxons and had a steep hill to navigate.
Why did William Duke of Normandy go to such lengths to gain approval from the Pope to invade England and remove Harold Godwinson as the rightful King in 1066?