In this podcast Professor David Bates of the University of East Anglia looks at the origins of the Norman Conquest.
1. Introduction - Vikings, Normans, Cnut, Aethelread.
2. Edward, Harold and William.
3. The Battle of Hastings.
4. Why did William attract such a following?
5. Consolidation of the conquests. Legitimacy.
6. How should we judge William?