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1066: The Year of the Conquest relives the years of the Norman Invasion as well as the future reign of Duke William of Normandy, also known as William the Conqueror. The year is 1066 and King Edward the Confessor is dead...the throne of England has passed to Harold Godwinson but not without others claiming that same right.
This is the story of the Norman Conquest, Harald Hardrada and his berserkers, the dramatic character of Tostig, of Harold Godwinson, a diplomat and general and Duke William of Normandy who overcame many challenges to complete a once unthinkable task...
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"This woman [Edith, Godwin's daughter and his queen] and all the kingdom I commend to your charge. . ."
With these words, uttered by the dying Edward the Confessor, Harold, son of Goodwin became King of England. His reign started in controversy and ended 9 months later. It was said that King Edward had promised the throne of England to Duke William of Normandy and that Harold himself had made an oath to William to protect his claim in England upon the relics of Norman saints.
On January 10th, William received a message that changed his life forever. "King Edward is dead, and Harold is raised to the Kingdom." For years he had told his friends and allies that he will be the next king of England and the message was a blow to his pride. He was not going to let Harold, whom he considered to be an usurper, rule the kingdom that was rightfully his. This is the beginning of the Norman conquest that will change England and its people forever.
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King Harold or Duke William?
It is here that Duke William plots his invasion
Home of King Harold Godwinson
Here resides the Viking King, Hardrada
The area beyond the Pays de France
Where King Malcolm rules the Scots
Where various Princes fight amongst themselves
The Ideal vs The Real
The land of Eire awaits
Pays de France
Philippe Ier's personal domain
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