Norman Conquest of England

In the 11th century CE, an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers invaded England under the command of Duke William II of Normandy, later called William the Conqueror. After the English king, Edward the Confessor, died without an heir, his brother-in-law, Harold Godwinson, assumed the throne. William's relation to the deceased king motivated his invasion and his attempt to take the power he felt was rightly his. The following collection details the important battles of the invasion and William's rise to the throne of England.