Norman conquest

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The Norman Conquest refers to the succesful invasion of England by William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066. William was known by some as William the Bastard, but is remembered in history text books as William the Conqueror.

Although this battle was neither the first nor last to depose an English Monarch from the throne, it is significant for the cultural shift that it brought about. Norman French became the language of the court, and the English language has never been the same since.

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