Battle Of Hastings
Edward the Confessor was going to appoint William of Normandy as his successor, but Edward, from his deathbed, designated Harold of Wessex as his successor.William argued that Edward had previously promised the throne to him, and that Harold had sworn to support William's claim. William built a fleet and invaded England in September 1066, decisively defeating and killing Harold at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066 . The Normans and Anglo-Saxons fought the Battle of Hastings with William and the Normans defeated the Anglo-Saxons and Harold. After military efforts, William was crowned king of England Christmas Day 1066, in London. By 1075 William's hold on England was mostly secure, allowing him to spend the majority of the rest of his reign on the continent. William's last years were filled with complications his continental domains, troubles with his eldest son, and threatened invasions of England by the Danes. In 1086, William created the Domesday Book.