The Norman Conquest of England

The Norman Conquest of England / Нормандское завоевание Великобритании

To make it clear we should remember: before the Normans, there were four different peoples who invaded England.They were:

The Norman Conquest was the fifth invasion. And it is so The Norman Conquest of England well-known because it was the last invasion of Britain.

In the 11th century the Normans came to England from Normandy. They were Norsemen who had already settled in the northern The Norman Conquest of England part of France. This means that the Normans adopted the French language, French manners, customs and way of life, because they lived among French people.

On October 14th, 1066, King William (Duke of Normandy The Norman Conquest of England) defeated the army of the English King Harold in the Battle of Hastings.

No matter how hard the people of England tried to defend their country, the Normans were still much stronger than the The Norman Conquest of England Anglo-Saxons.

The Normans мейд many poor English people their own serfs. Besides this they burnt their houses and killed them.

When William, Duke of Normandy, was crowned, he became the King The Norman Conquest of England of England. He settled in London and was called William the Conqueror.

For 500 years the Normans were masters of Britain.

A great number of important changes are connected with the Normans The Norman Conquest of England. They brought with them Latin and French civilizations, the laws and the organization of the land. Many Latin and French words penetrated into the Old English language. Commerce and trade grew very The Norman Conquest of England quickly, but the population grew even faster.

London became a busy, rich and crowded city. The Normans did their best to make it look beautiful.

At that time the Tower The Norman Conquest of England of London was built on the Thames and it stands there still unchanged.

Westminster Abbey was finished and William was the first King to be crowned there. Since then all English kings The Norman Conquest of England were crowned in Westminster Abbey.