William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror

  • In A.D 900s the Vikings conquered part of western France across the English Channel from England.

  • This region came to be called Normandy.

  • King Edward died and Harold Godwinson and William believed he should be the king because he was Harold Godwinsons cousin.

  • In 1066, William and his army of knights landed in England. They defeated Harold and his army of soldiers.

  • It was called the battle of Hastings.

  • He was then crowned king of England and was then known as William the Conqueror.