Norman Conquest of England Timeline

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1042 CE - 1066 CE: Reign of Edward the Confessor, king of England.
 
 
1064 CE: Possible visit to Normandy by Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex. Norman writers would claim he was captured and held by William the Conqueror until he promised to be the Norman's vassal in England.
 
 
1065 CE: A revolt in Northumbria against Tostig, the Earl of Northumbria, is put down by Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex.
 
 
1066 CE: Harold Godwinson is crowned Harold II, king of England, probably in Westminster Abbey.
 
1066 CE: Reign of Harold Godwinson, Harold II, king of England.
 
 
1066 CE: William, Duke of Normandy, prepares his invasion fleet to conquer England.
 
 
1066 CE: Battle of Fulford Gate in which a force led by Harald Hardrada defeats an Anglo-Saxon army led by the Earls of Northumbria and Mercia.
 
 
1066 CE: Battle of Stamford Bridge in which Harold Godwinson (Harold II) defeats an invading army led by Harald Hardrada, king of Norway.
 
 
1066 CE: William the Conqueror's invading army lands at Pevensey in Sussex, southern England.
 
 
1066 CE: The Normans introduce motte and bailey castles to Britain.
 
 
1066 CE: William the Conqueror marches on London, capturing Romney, Dover, Canterbury and Winchester on his circuitous route.
 
 
1066 CE: The Battle of Hastings in which William, Duke of Normandy, defeats King Harold II of England.
 
 
1066 CE: William the Conqueror is crowned William I, king of England, in Westminster Abbey.
 
 
1067 CE - 1079 CE: The Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman Conquest of Anglo-Saxon Britain is made.
 
1068 CE: A motte and bailey castle is built at York, England.
 
1068 CE: A motte and bailey castle is built at Warwick, Warwickshire, England.
 
 
1068 CE: Exeter and its Anglo-Saxon rebels surrender to William the Conqueror after an 18-day siege.
 
 
1068 CE: Mathilda, wife of William the Conqueror, is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey.
 
1069 CE: A second motte and bailey castle is built at York, England.
 
 
1069 CE: Northumbrian Anglo-Saxon rebels sack Durham and York.
 
 
1069 CE: A Viking force led by King Sweyn II of Denmark's brother Asbjorn sacks York.
 
 
1069 CE - 1070 CE: William the Conqueror's 'harrying of the north'.
 
1070 CE: The Normans build the motte and bailey Pickering Castle, Yorkshire, England.
 
 
1070 CE: King Sweyn II of Denmark joins forces with Anglo-Saxon rebels led by Hereward the Wake to threaten East Anglia in England.
 
 
1070 CE: Peterborough Abbey is attacked and looted by Anglo-Saxon rebels led by Hereward the Wake.
 
 
1071 CE: William the Conqueror defeats the last Anglo-Saxon Rebellion at Ely Abbey in East Anglia.
 
1086 CE - 1087 CE: The Domesday Book is compiled in Norman Britain by William the Conqueror.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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