1066 - The Norman Conquest

 
 
 
THE INVASION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION THE LEADERS THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY

 
 

THE INVASION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 The Anglo-Saxon Invasion of Britain :  Site deals with the when, how and why the Germanic tribes came into the crumbling Roman Empire. WELL WORTH VISITING.

 Conquest & Resistance :  A fascinating new article by Geoff Boxell on the events leading up to the Norman Conquest and the vigourous Saxon resistance following the Battle of Hastings. Quite interesting reading.

Internet Resources for the Anglo-Saxon World
 
 

 Anglo-Saxon England :  Gives good background information.

 Regia Anglorum - Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman and British Living History 950-1066AD
 
 

SECRETS OF THE NORMAN INVASION :  Very detailed and extensive information.
 

 Battle of Hastings  :  Lots of good information.
 

  Battle of Hastings Homepage :  A fun page relating to a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings, including links to pictures from a reconstruction.
 

 The Battle of Hastings The Battle , and  The Battle of Hastings 1066
 
 

 Impact of the Norman Conquest


 
 

THE LEADERS:

EDWARD THE CONFESSOR:
 
 

 Edward The Confessor :  The man who started it all.

 Edward III, the Confessor

 Edward the Confessor
 

 Saint Edward, King & Confessor

 St. Edward the Confessor Biography


 
 

WILLIAM, DUKE OF NORMANDY:

 William I "The Conqueror"
 
 

  Laws of William the Conqueror
 

 William I :  Encarta Encyclopedia
 

 William the Conqueror : A humerous bit of information on his death.

Companions of the Conqueror :  Lecture given in 1944 by Geoffrey White, the authority on who really came with William the Conqueror in 1066.


 

HAROLD II GODWINSON:

 Harold II Godwinson
 
 

 Harold II, Godwinsson
 

 Harold II -- Encarta Encyclopedia Article

 Kingmakers - The Story of the House of Godwin :  Fantastic information on Harold and his family.

THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY: 

 TWO VERSIONS OF THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS :  Extensive information on the Bayeux Tapestry.
 

Bayeux Tapestry
 

 Bayeux Tapestry (Close-ups) :  A site where you can point and click on the images to view them up-close and personal.

 Guide to the Bayeux Tapestry