After his invasion and being crowned king of England, William began to dig into England like a tick and his Norman culture spread. William had pulled off an amazing feat through his invasion in England and as well as his earlier life when he rose to power in Normandy which allowed him to embark on such rigorous campaign. The Duke of Normandy, couldn’t have chosen a better time in which to invade England. King Edward the Confessor of England had died January of 1066 with no heir to take his place, and William’s distant family claims to the throne were an opportunity to declare himself king. With the support of the Church and an army of around 7,000, William landed his arm... ... middle of paper ... ... had animal hides laid about as an insult towards William’s mother.
In 1066 when his claim to the English throne was threatened by Harold Godwinson. Due to the fact that Harold Godwinson overlooked the dead king's wishes. Edward the Confessor, sworn his loyalty to William of Normandy when he died not to Harold. Harold Godwinson promptly had himself proclaimed king. It was only a matter of months before William, Duke of the large and powerful duchy of Normandy in France, paid Harold a visit to bring to his remembrance his own claim to the throne.
He easily defeated Earl Harold at the Battle of Hastings and was crowned King of England on Christmas Day. However, Duke William-who was now called King William the Conqueror-was in a country that was largely hostile toward him. In order to provide protection for himself, he built wooden forts across the country. Realizing that he needed a more permanent structure to show the English he was there to stay, and in case of a large attack, he decided to build a fortress to protect himself. On the north bank of the Thames, he commenced the building of this fortress with a large stone tower that would become known as the White Tower.
Throughout the duration of history, many important figures arose to lead nations to great conquests. This list of important figures includes William the Conqueror who had risen from somewhat humble beginnings to become the conqueror of England. Descendants of Viking raiders, the Normans eventually came to settle in a region in the northern portion of France. Before long, they developed their own culture and grew in might. And so, when William, the Duke of Normandy at the time, conquered England, he became the first Norman King of England.
William was growing impatient, and he sent a wave of spearmen to assault the shield wall, all of whom were pushed ... ... middle of paper ... ..., and William became known as “William the conqueror.” Despite having decent control over his newly claimed territory, he continued to clash with his eldest son during his time as king. William the II was given England after his father’s death, and brought a period of peace and influence throughout England. The battle of Hastings is now regarded as one of history’s most important conflicts, and it completely changed the English way of life and ended a long period of Anglo-Saxon rule over England. Works Cited http://www.examiner.com/article/england-s-anarchy-war-turns-to-stalemate-1139-1146 http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/NormanConquest/a/The-Norman-Conquest-Of-1066.htm http://faculty.history.wisc.edu/sommerville/123/123%209%20Norman%20Conquest.htm http://normans.etrusia.co.uk/whowere.php http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/418324/Norman-Conquest
The final and most recent ward is the outer ward (Tower). The outer ward is the exterior layer that was built to add extra protection ... ... middle of paper ... ...t to controlling the country. The Tower has served variously as an armory, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal, a public records office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. Works Cited "Historic Royal Palaces." The Tower Of London Official Website History.
A presentation given on the 9th of January 2014 as a part of the SF/JS Field Trip As modern day pilgrims to the ancient city of Canterbury can attest, the walls of this epicentre of British history remain quite formidable despite their age and contemporary importance. While many centres around the English southeast were constructed with large circuit defences, such as Rochester and Winchester, the extent to which Canterbury’s defensive circuits have survived and adapted is remarkable. My presentation on the medieval walls and gates of the city hopefully charts the complicated and storied development of these magnificent shields of masonry from their origin to the modern period. The simplistic attribution of “Medieval” to Canterbury’s walls is, in many ways, a misnomer. The Walls we see today not only integrate but develop upon a millenia of structures and thus to accredit them as merely medieval is to do them an injustice.
Following are the top ten phenomenal places you must not miss out. 1. Chichester Cathedral This cathedral in Chichester is the archetypal English cathedral by architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner. It has the combination of Norman arcades in the nave and choir of Early English architecture. This cathedral is the medieval period cathedral in England with a separate bell tower, and it is visible from the sea.
He joined his brothers in the great rebellion(1173-74)against his father, who invaded Aquistaine twice before Richard submitted and received pardon. Thereafter, Richard was occupied with suppressing baronial revolts in his own duchy. His harshness infuriated the Gascons, who revolted in 1183 and called in the help of the “Young King” Henry and his brother, Geoffrey of Brittany, in an effort to drive Richard from his duchy altogether. Alarmed at the threatened disintegration of his empire, Henry II brought the feudal host of his continental lands to Richard’s aid, but the younger Henry died suddenly(June 11, 1183)and the uprising collapsed. Richard was now heir to England, and to Normandy and Anjou, and his father wished him to yield Aquitaine to his youngest brother, John.
Since Notre Dame was one of the first buildings to use Gothic Architecture, many buildings all across Europe reflect the styles used on Notre Dame. Notre Dame has been one of the world’s most famous cathedrals for centuries. Notre Dame represents many years of faith, and hard work. Notre Dame is significant to history, and will continue to be for years to come.