Talk:William the Conqueror

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It's actually not true that William the Conqueror was the most recent invasion of England.

Henry Tudor invaded from France in 1485, and James II was essentially deposed when 14 000 of William of Orange's troops landed to kick off the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688.

I also think some armies landed during Stephen and Matilda's civil war, but those two will do for a start :)

Anton de Stoc Politokopolis

Good point. My immediate response would be that both of the exmples you cited were part of a civil war (or popular uprising). Upon consideration the same could be said for William the concreter. It's a bit of an argument about nomenclature here I suspect. I've changed the wording slightly but you may still disagree with it. Feel free to change it if that's the case.

Oh, and register as a wiki user too. It's good to have you aboard Anton. Anyone with your enormous background knowledge is highly valued.

Anton note (28/10/03) : I amended 'last' to 'most' ... in one of his discussions on Phillip II, Geoffrey Parker (Academic God of 16th Century warfare) outlines the various invasions of England. I dont have the precise reference, but I think it's in 'The Spanish Armada' by Parker and Martin.