The Norman Conquest: why did it matter?

Annual Conference 2013 Podcast

By Dr Marc Morris

Keynote Speech from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast

Dr Marc Morris - Historian, author and television presenter

1066 is the most famous date in English history. Everyone remembers the story, depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry, of William the Conqueror's successful invasion, and poor King Harold being felled by an arrow in the eye. But why do we remember 1066 above all other dates, and why do the events of that year matter so much?

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