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William I, surnamed the Conqueror

William I, surnamed the Conqueror.jpg Map of England showing the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms and Danish DistrictsThumbnailsEthelwulf's RingMap of England showing the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms and Danish DistrictsThumbnailsEthelwulf's RingMap of England showing the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms and Danish DistrictsThumbnailsEthelwulf's Ring

Had it not been for the impossibility of keeping the English host together, and for the absence of Harold in the north, it is difficult to see how William could ever have effected a landing. As it was, however, his course was perfectly unopposed upon the sea, and a landing was safely effected at Pevensey on September 29th, four days after the battle of Stamford Bridge.

Author
The Project Gutenberg eBook, Cassell's History of England, Vol. I (of 8), by Anonymous published 1909
Keywords
England, Royalty
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