The Normans

Articles on the culture, history, and peoples of the Norman Age in England

The Normans – The Events Leading to the Norman Conquest 1066

Edward the Confessor 8 June 1042 Accession of Edward the Confessor Edward returned from exile in Normandy to claim the English throne. However, he was not popular with the  Anglo-Danish aristocracy established by Cnut. 3 April 1043 Coronation of Edward the Confessor...

The Normans – William the Conqueror

William, the illegitimate son of Robert, Duke of Normandy, was born at Falaise Castle, Normandy, in 1027 or 1028. He was known as William the Bastard. When his father died in 1035, William was named as his successor. By the time that he was twenty-seven, he had earned...
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The Normans – Who Were the Normans?

For more information on the Normans and other counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   The Normans that invaded England in 1066 came from Normandy in Northern France....
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