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William the Conqueror and the Norman Conquest

Across all themes and personalities of history, there are certain questions that come up again and again. Marc Morris, author of The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England answers the key questions about 1066. Who were the contenders for the throne in 1066? Why was King Harold's coronation unusual? Why did William The Conqueror invade England? Why did William The Conqueror win the Battle of Hastings? What happened after the Norman conquest? Did William the Conqueror deserve his reputation for cruelty? How did William the Conqueror die?

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