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How did The Normans Conquer England?

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  • Jazzu
    Jazzu 9 ай бұрын +71

    It cannot be overstated how monumentally important this battle was. The Norman's cast such a long shadow over Europe for the cultures they influenced and eventually blended into.

    • David Scoltock
      David Scoltock 17 күн бұрын +1

      @Connor Lancaster nope, I’m a pagan

    • Peter Lee
      Peter Lee Ай бұрын

      @Connor Lancaster creepy much?

    • Connor Lancaster
      Connor Lancaster 2 ай бұрын

      @Net Clips Praise the lord he is beautiful. Do you obey Jesus?

    • Net Clips
      Net Clips 2 ай бұрын

      @Connor Lancaster yes

    • Connor Lancaster
      Connor Lancaster 5 ай бұрын +2

      Hello does anyone here believe in Jesus?

  • lerneanlion
    lerneanlion 10 ай бұрын +363

    And with the Conquest of England ended, the paradox situation where the King of England is being addressed as the Duke of Normany by the King of France followed soon after. And eventually, it led to the Hundred Years War.

    • Earðwülf
      Earðwülf 2 ай бұрын

      @Pratik Maitra
      Your 28% relates to English words that have their origins in French but their are only around 7000 words in the English language that are borrowed from French.
      The 28% may actually be a little higher which I must admit surprised me

    • Earðwülf
      Earðwülf 2 ай бұрын

      @Pratik Maitra
      Hi, yes the French language was spoken in the royal court and along with Latin almost exclusively used in law and religion.
      I don't know which comment you're replying to so I'm not sure what I said.
      I totally disagree with the 28% and I haven't seen that anywhere before. There is lots of French borrowed words in the English language but it was never the language of the people and was adopted as the official language of royalty when they began to distance themselves from their French heritage and identify themselves as English.
      I appreciate that English is a mish mash of languages but would have to see your source for the 28% and even then I would counter it

    • Pratik Maitra
      Pratik Maitra 2 ай бұрын

      @Earðwülf en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleading_in_English_Act_1362

    • Pratik Maitra
      Pratik Maitra 2 ай бұрын

      @Earðwülf Yet Edward III himself spoke Norman French. Also the English language today has 28% of it's words from French. Not to mention the Royal motto of England is also in French.

    • Connor Lancaster
      Connor Lancaster 4 ай бұрын

      @Fred Flinstone Well when Jesus Christ walked the earth I think he was probably middle eastern looking.

  • Avery the Cuban-American
    Avery the Cuban-American 10 ай бұрын +616

    Charles giving the Vikings land so he doesn't have to deal with them anymore, what a simple way to solve a problem...gee, I wonder how he got that nickname

    • step chicken
      step chicken 13 күн бұрын

      @J.k. A By following 'Biden the Simple' - meaning senile.

    • king serpent
      king serpent Ай бұрын

      Im decended from king charles thts wat it says on 23 and me but they say he has no living decendents but my ancestors says we relate too Ó siadhail during this conquest

    • polat yilmaz
      polat yilmaz 2 ай бұрын

      @Marsha 😂😂😂

    • Shaggarott
      Shaggarott 3 ай бұрын

      You definitely wouldve done a better job.

    • Earðwülf
      Earðwülf 4 ай бұрын

      @Tib Sky13
      There is no available information about this interview with Koch that I can find online?

  • Cliff Cardi
    Cliff Cardi 9 ай бұрын +59

    Harold Godwinson: “It’s over, William. I have the high ground.”
    William: “You underestimate my power!”

    • ash_1117
      ash_1117 8 ай бұрын +2

      @Fristly Extras lol exactly

    • Fristly Extras
      Fristly Extras 9 ай бұрын +8

      And then Harold got the Ps2 Alternative ending of revenge of the sith LMFAOOO

  • Eagle of Ceaser
    Eagle of Ceaser  10 ай бұрын +39

    I'd love to see a presentation of the first years after the conquest. Such as The Harrying of the North and the complete reorganization of English society.

    • phillip venn
      phillip venn 2 ай бұрын

      Read the book Hereward the Wake, it tells of the last of the English warriors and how the church failed the people and sold out to the Normans. Its an excellent starting point as t follows Hereward and also Williams movement across England and Wales / Ireland

    • Tom
      Tom 9 ай бұрын +11

      There really wasn't a complete reorganisation of English society. The majority of nobles and clergy were replaced with Normans and new castles and Romaneque churches were built but the majority of the core governance structures such as the law codes, court systems, currency, minting system, and general societal structure remained the same.

  • Telsurrey
    Telsurrey 10 ай бұрын +37

    Very clear explanation of the circumstances leading up to the victory at Hastings.

    • phillip venn
      phillip venn 2 ай бұрын

      Missed the point completely, the North of England was under the rule of the Vikings ie Norway and they had the entire region named as the Danelaw, so Harald did not have to bring an army from Norway he used the army he had here. The movement of an army is based upon the amount of time a carthorse can travel, they carry the food and water, if you move faster than the pack you run the risk of starving your soldiers. The English pretender, Harold , had sworn allegiance to William years before, had travelled up from the South of England with his army , fought a battle and then had to travel as fast as they could back down South. The loss of manpower and an army that was diminished in both numbers and strength were never going to be enough to overcome William

  • Another youtube channel name
    Another youtube channel name 10 ай бұрын +136

    I know you've only mapped out the major kingdoms that were in power at the time but it would have been nice to see what the other kingdoms in e.g. Ireland and Cumbria were at the time.
    Even if it made the map more complicated I think we'd all be interested.

    • Colin Norman
      Colin Norman 4 ай бұрын +1

      Cumbria was still Brittonic,but Vikings seem to have settled extensively in the Uplands.Warlords fought it out until William 2nd reached Carlisle

      KAREN NICHOLAS 4 ай бұрын +1

      @Connor Lancaster me

    • Connor Lancaster
      Connor Lancaster 5 ай бұрын +1

      Hello does anyone here believe in Jesus?

    • Paul Leverton
      Paul Leverton 7 ай бұрын +1

      @Stig Krakpants They were totally removed from ruling roles in their ancestral land. Probably much like the Celts, who had been wiped out by their ancestors.
      The DNA of the House of Wessex returned to the English throne with Henry II. Henry I married Edith, granddaughter of Edward the Exile.
      Edward the Confessor told of his dream. now known as The Dream of the Green Tree, that was seen as a premonition of future rule.

    • Paul Leverton
      Paul Leverton 7 ай бұрын +1

      @Stig Krakpants There were laws and courts in Roman Britain but what I meant by 'created the rule of law' was the Normans incarcerated some, rather than killing them.
      Such as Henry I keeping his brother Robert Curthose prisoner for 30 years.

  • Eugene Abernathy, Sr.
    Eugene Abernathy, Sr. 10 ай бұрын +127

    pretty cool that I can track my mother's family tree way back to the norman conquest. they "settled" in north-west england a year after the invasion, became local nobility, hung out there for hundreds of years, then one of them moved to the USA in the most backwoods area and became a hillbilly. Hillbilly with a noble surname, lmao.

    • Sean Baggen
      Sean Baggen 4 ай бұрын +1

      @Earðwülf Ah a viking festival? That does sound like a lot of fun. Perhaps I can make my way there at some point in the future hahaha
      As for the Frisians, that is apt description. It also has to be said that the modern frisians most likely aren’t related to the Frisii of Roman times. The lands they inhabited were flooded, and it is assumed that after these lands became habitable again, some tribe of Saxons moved in. This is why Frisian and English are so similar.
      And I agree, there is no pure blood of any early medieval tribe, let alone even earlier.

    • Earðwülf
      Earðwülf 4 ай бұрын

      @Sean Baggen
      York, it is a paradise for history enthusiasts, I hope you enjoyed your time here. My sister went to university in York and decided to stay so she's been there for about 18 to 20 years now and I usually visit every February for the viking festival which I would highly recommend if you ever decide to visit again, it's the biggest viking festival in the world and great fun.
      Ive read some historical 'chronicles' that describes Frisians as dwellers of the shifting sand islands so what you say makes perfect sense if they were pushed to the coastal areas and many sailed to east coast of England. The Frisian tongue is the nearest language to Old English/ Middle Saxon.
      We English are a diverse mixture of mostly Northern European cultures and that is why we are often labelled mongrels but I think we all are and I don't believe that there is such a thing as pure blood.

    • Sean Baggen
      Sean Baggen 4 ай бұрын +1

      @Earðwülf Well Frisians and the Dutch are slightly different. The Dutch, especially below the Rhine and including what is now Flanders, are mostly of Frankish descent. The Frisians are their own people that have been driven out of most of their lands along the Dutch coast or were assimilated by the Franks. That being said Franks and Saxons were closely related anyway as neighboring Germanic peoples.
      That is a interesting part of your persnal history though. I have been in England a few times now, but sadly not to York yet. It is always a shame how much of the older English/Anglo Saxon history has been snowed over by the Normans

    • Earðwülf
      Earðwülf 4 ай бұрын +1

      Yes South Yorkshire Gods own country. Interestingly much of what makes up Englishness is Frisian so we are very much a related peoples.
      Just like you my surname is shared by a aristocratic family but they married into it and the aristocratic kept her maiden name so it became double barrelled
      -Eardley-Wilmot or vice versa

  • Lindsey Francesco
    Lindsey Francesco 10 ай бұрын +53

    I appreciate the attention to detail in the background, but I'm really interested in learning more about the aftermath. How did the Normans consolidate control?

    • Carlton B
      Carlton B 28 күн бұрын +2

      Between 1066 and 1100 approximately 200,000 French-Normans migrated to England and set up an efficient central government. The previous nobility either submitted at high cost or were wiped out. William I declared all of England his property, and if anyone wanted to be granted land, they had to swear loyalty to him. He also freed the slaves, which were about 1/4th of England's population. He built stone castles, which made it hard to unseat his men. It also helped that he was the duke of Normandy, the most powerful man in western France, and had the gold and silver to finance his occupation, plus he had a loyal army of successful, experienced soldiers.
      This video is good for a ten-minute video, but it really oversimplifies things. It is like saying "The American Civil War broke out, then Grant defeated Lee in battle, the end."

    • Fortune Finder
      Fortune Finder 6 ай бұрын

      By building a basillion castles and threating anyone who wouldn't pay taxes to fund them

    • Lindsey Francesco
      Lindsey Francesco 7 ай бұрын

      @Alex Nicole Thanks homie

    • Alex Nicole
      Alex Nicole 7 ай бұрын +5

      Look up the "Harrying of the North".

    • Stig Krakpants
      Stig Krakpants 7 ай бұрын

      @Richard Coats normans and normans

  • Joe Steers
    Joe Steers 2 ай бұрын +3

    This was a good video and nicely explained the politics of the North Sea leading up to of Williams invasion. I highly recommend people read Marc Morris’ book The Norman Conquest. It’s an absolute mammoth of a read but it is well worth it!

  • Lukas
    Lukas 6 ай бұрын +7

    Awesome video, just had this at uni in a linguistics class. The battle of hastings was a turning point in so many ways!

  • Chris Stucker
    Chris Stucker 8 ай бұрын +16

    8:00 what was Williams new “advantage” exactly? The way the battle is depicted is that the English were on a hill and the Normans couldn’t get up to penetrate the shield wall. Then a few overconfident English units chased The Normans down the hill and got cut down but the survivors regrouped atop the hill. So how did William just suddenly smash the English despite them still being on the hill?

    • Amethyst Deceiver
      Amethyst Deceiver 6 ай бұрын +5

      repeated charges and feigned retreats thinning the English shield wall down, until eventually Norman cavalry was able to break through. It's thought a hit squad of Norman knights then went straight for King Harold.

    • Will Muny
      Will Muny 6 ай бұрын +9

      The Normans had horses and the Saxons did not. They used false retreats to lure the Saxons into chasing them. They whittled away the numbers and then Harold died and the army disintegrated.

  • Earðwülf
    Earðwülf 10 ай бұрын +13

    I enjoyed the narrative, it's a pity you didn't have more time to include the first battle of 1066, the battle of Gate Fulford where the Northern Earls were defeated by Hadrada's army before Harold had marched is army North.
    The area where I hail from in northern England is situated on the Great North Road which Harold Godwinson used to march his army North to challenge the Norse invaders and It just possible that these mostly West Saxons were following in the same footsteps as Athelstans armies on their own march North to meet with the Northern Alliance. It is located upon the southern border of what was once the Danelew, my town has a Roman name but all the surrounding villages have mostly Danish and Saxon place names except mine which has been Normanised and is called Adwick le Street.

  • Gege Planet
    Gege Planet 8 ай бұрын +16

    Sir D'issigny.a small Norman landlord from the village of Issigny in France followed William the Conqueror to England.Later on the familly moved to Canada then Missouri. One of them created a cartoon character and built Disneyland...his name Walt Disney (d'issigny)

  • Jeff Gould
    Jeff Gould 10 ай бұрын +3

    Congrats to making over a million subscribers!! Love this channel it's one of my favorite KZclip channels. Keep those awesome videos coming!!! 👍😃

  • justmyself1000
    justmyself1000 Ай бұрын

    Curious to know how so much detail of the actual battles is known.

  • K.A. Productions
    K.A. Productions 10 ай бұрын +11

    Well detailed and informative videos good job Knowledgia!

  • Alexander Waite
    Alexander Waite 9 ай бұрын +5

    Great vid but the English Church was instrumental in the Normans taking over because the English Church negotiated with William after the battle to ensure that they kept their position in English society. It was a deal that blew up in their face when William replaced all the English leaders within 20 years and Latin and French became the languages of the Church which mirrored what happened to England after the French came to rule.

  • Ciech_mate
    Ciech_mate 10 ай бұрын +13

    Its known as, in England, the LAST successful invasion of England

  • Malta Convoy
    Malta Convoy 5 ай бұрын

    Excellent presentation, very informative and educational. Subscribed!

  • Amethyst Deceiver
    Amethyst Deceiver 6 ай бұрын

    I live in Hastings so have visited the site regularly. Harold had fought with William on campaign against the Bretons while he was a hostage/guest of the Normans, so he knew Norman tactics. I asked a researcher doing his thesis on the battle why didn't Harold prepare the ground to disrupt Norman cavalry charges. Some research is thinking that he had to set up hastily on the high ground, then having to move to block the Normans, as the Normans were moving to take the only passes through the ridge line over the high ground and the road to London, which may also explain why he was forced into battle. This again may be what William exactly wanted, he couldn't wait until the English had full reinforcements arriving from the North.

  • Anthony Evelyn
    Anthony Evelyn 10 ай бұрын +19

    The weak reign of Aethelred the Unready and the bad reigns of king Cnut's sons set up a terrible situation for Anglo Saxon England by 1066.

    • The Voiceless
      The Voiceless 8 ай бұрын +1

      @Earðwülf Athelstan’s descendants were mostly adept rulers who each had a hand in the formation of England including his half brother Edmund I, for example, who was underrated in my opinion (though there were one or two exceptions). I think it was when Edger the Peaceful died things really started to go tits up… ☹️

    • Earðwülf
      Earðwülf 10 ай бұрын +3

      True, it all went tits up in the late tenth century after the reign of Athelstan. I think the Danish expansion was exponential

  • Roger Sledz
    Roger Sledz 9 ай бұрын +1

    Thank you so much for uploading this video. It is helping me get through the pandemic!

    • Darth Pepe
      Darth Pepe 8 ай бұрын

      You must be suffering so badly with this bad cough mustn't you...

  • The Dude Abides
    The Dude Abides 8 ай бұрын +2

    Fascinating, thank you.
    I finally have context for the Battle Of Hastings.

  • Dave Morgan in the elevator
    Dave Morgan in the elevator 5 ай бұрын +3

    One of my ancestors, Odoh FitzGerald was there with William.And thus began the Geraldine dynasty, which lasted until the reign of their cousin, Queen Elizabeth 1, who deposed and dispossessed them after the Desmond rebellions in Ireland. Today, I proudly continue the tradition, in constant combat with my Portuguese boss, aka the tongue, and his cohorts, horseface and the midget, as a humble American meter man. Crom Aboo!

  • Tommy Trinder.
    Tommy Trinder. 8 ай бұрын

    Interesting to note that Cumberland,Westmorland and Lancashire`s Furness peninsula were not yet part of England.

  • Leo T
    Leo T 5 ай бұрын

    Surnames are indeed interesting. All my immediate family are born in the south of England, yet my fathers surname is Townson. Which is a mutant name of Thompson, Thomlinson, that first originated in Lancashire North east of England. None of us have family up there or ever vist yet, that's where 100% of the people with that surname come from. Mad! I feel like I need to go visit preston or blackpool to see what it's like.

  • Sallahudin
    Sallahudin 3 ай бұрын +13

    This is why discipline is the most important combat stat in Eu4.

    • polat yilmaz
      polat yilmaz 2 ай бұрын

      Its also the most important stat in our lives

  • The cake is a lie
    The cake is a lie 10 ай бұрын

    How do you make these awesome maps? I guess you're using Photoshop, but which sources/brushes/elevation/websites are you using? Please, I need to know :(

  • wuttTHEheckler
    wuttTHEheckler 7 ай бұрын +1

    Harold to William:
    "It's over William! I have the high ground!"
    William to Harold:
    "You underestimate my power!"

  • Ry117
    Ry117 9 ай бұрын +3

    Norman: "You know, I'm something of a conqueror myself."

  • Derek Allyn
    Derek Allyn 9 ай бұрын

    It's funny how many different ways this story is told. I suppose it was 1000 years ago, so it can be understood; but you'd think that there would be one theory that was more prominent than the others.

  • Alhammadullilla
    Alhammadullilla 9 ай бұрын +1

    Great video man. Really informative

  • Abhay Singh Yadav
    Abhay Singh Yadav 10 ай бұрын +2

    Edward the confessor,died without confessing.
    I so wanted him to say this

  • Sean
    Sean 10 ай бұрын +14

    To be fair as good as this video is.......the fighting didn't stop for at least another 8 years with constant rebellions and invasions.

    • The Voiceless
      The Voiceless 8 ай бұрын +3

      @Earðwülf Unfortunately, yes. ☹️

    • The Voiceless
      The Voiceless 8 ай бұрын +3

      Exactly, the English were not weak people and they certainly didn’t make it easy for William to keep control of England.

    • Earðwülf
      Earðwülf 10 ай бұрын +5

      'The Harrowing of the North'
      A scorched earth policy would be putting it bluntly

    • Sean
      Sean 10 ай бұрын +7

      There should be a follow up to this. Seriously it's an interesting period. How did William control England would be a good title. I'd recommend Norman Conquest by Marc Morris to research it.

  • Jenny Poussin
    Jenny Poussin 10 ай бұрын +10

    You say "it was he (William) and his knight who broke through the English ranks to slay (King) Harold themselves"
    King Harold was killed by an arrow to the eye, not by the Knights.
    Otherwise great video about this pivotal moment in English history.

    • Jenny Poussin
      Jenny Poussin 10 ай бұрын +2

      @Cal Vanoni Bull's-eye! 🏹🎯👁️

    • chandy
      chandy 10 ай бұрын +7

      Some people in comment doubted that king harold died by an arrow to the eye. I was curious and google it. According to Wikipedia. it was still being debated by some scholars

    • Cal Vanoni
      Cal Vanoni 10 ай бұрын +2

      The lucky shot!

  • From a Twisted Mind Band
    From a Twisted Mind Band 10 ай бұрын +66

    LOTS of inaccuracies in this video...
    Firstly The Anglo Saxons weren't "rattled" after the Battle of Stanford Bridge! They were jubilant.... out of the hundreds of Norse Viking ships 350-500+ only 30 returned.
    This was due it being an extremely hot day so the Vikings thinking there was no chance of such a speedy reply to them taking York that they left all of their armour with their ships.
    Next the Battle of Hastings itself... normally battles were over in an hour or 3. The Battle of Hastings though went on ALL day into the evening as the Saxon defence was so solid. Which was EXTREMELY rare for these times. You make the Battle seem like an easy win after Harold was killed! The Norman's won by using feint attacks followed by feint retreats, enticing the Saxons to break their own shieldwall by thinking that the Norman's were beaten or retreating.... this way the Norman's cut off smaller groups of Saxons & defeated them.
    And King Harold Godwinson?
    Whether from an arrow to the eye? I doubt it, as Norman chroniclers wrote that a Norman elite hit squad was tasked with killing Harold - which they did. Hacking off part of an arm & one leg, then in frenzied victory they struck off his head & mutilated his body - cutting off his genitals.
    Years later in Bosham Church which Harold's mother had built a high status stone coffin was found containg a skeleton minus its head minus one leg & showing signs of Battle.
    The Church of England & the Crown both dictated that the coffin shall NEVER be exhumed again.

    • harry newiss
      harry newiss 6 ай бұрын

      @From a Twisted Mind Band That wasn't deliberate, just fortunate

    • From a Twisted Mind Band
      From a Twisted Mind Band 7 ай бұрын

      @Claire Hélène Cooper Thank you Claire 😉

    • Claire Hélène Cooper
      Claire Hélène Cooper 7 ай бұрын +1

      @From a Twisted Mind Band you know it yourself bruh

    • Earðwülf
      Earðwülf 7 ай бұрын

      I love the story of how his mistress identified his body by a birthmark in a place only she could know

  • James McNulty
    James McNulty 8 ай бұрын +1

    Can I clarify - was William the Conqueror the descendant of Aethelred II? If so, was Aethelred II the ruler that was forced to flee by Sweyn Forkbeard? Because IF SO, wasn't William the Conqueror basically/technically taking back the land that his grandfather (or great-grandfather I can't remember) was forced to leave in the first place? Because that would make it a lot more just for him to take over: his forefather originally owned the land but was just forced out, so some years later he eventually took it back.
    Please clarify if I've got this wrong!!

    • James McNulty
      James McNulty 6 ай бұрын

      @KAREN NICHOLAS Right!

      KAREN NICHOLAS 6 ай бұрын +2

      That's what I'm thinking too. He had more right by blood than the Norway Harald anyway

  • Uzair Ahmed
    Uzair Ahmed 10 ай бұрын +4

    Fantastic video keep it up your doing amazing job

  • Martin
    Martin Күн бұрын

    That one battle changed the history of the world...

  • cossack brotherhood🇺🇦
    cossack brotherhood🇺🇦 6 ай бұрын

    Rollo never intended to betray Ragnar. he just wants his grandchildren to get this golden opportunity

  • François Cadieux
    François Cadieux 10 ай бұрын +13

    When the thousand year rivalry between England and France began.

    • Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1
      Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1 Ай бұрын

      @Joe Shawnee "an entire history"
      The history of England began 1,600 years ago, 410AD. I'm not coping, I just feel no kinship to the french. If you are french, stop projecting

    • Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1
      Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1 Ай бұрын

      @Joe Shawnee you can try rewrite history, those dynasties simply married married into the Wessex dynasty. Nice try anyway. The UK royalty by 1776 was mixed with German. So good lucky next time you try talk to someone who actually has knowledge about his history.

    • Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1
      Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1 Ай бұрын

      @Joe Shawnee such as? Stop projecting. The Americans can't accept their defeat in 1812, and past I checked UK only fought USA once, as 1776 was a civil war funded by the French/Spaniard

    • Joe Shawnee
      Joe Shawnee Ай бұрын

      @Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1 Retroactive association with those who defeated them is how the Brits derive some sense of national pride. They even do it with the USA.

  • Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1
    Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1 10 ай бұрын +24

    The English had to fight two separate invasions. Won one and almost won the other

    • Donal Rodgers
      Donal Rodgers 5 ай бұрын

      The people who lived in England spoke English. Was there for hundreds of years were definitely English. Before Northumbria, Mercia and Wessex United it would be fair to call The people that live there either Saxons or angles. But once these kingdoms joined up, they they created England. To be factually correct from this point on they should be called the English.

    • Austin Bux
      Austin Bux 7 ай бұрын

      @David Ladjani No, the English. Where do you think English people come from? England.

    • Stig Krakpants
      Stig Krakpants 7 ай бұрын

      @David Ladjani that's like saying the french are not the french as French are in 2030 a muslim country. Frank + Moohamed = French

    • Michael De Santa - Unofficial
      Michael De Santa - Unofficial 8 ай бұрын +1

      @Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1 Harold II was so close to becoming a great English king. Soooo close. One of the saddest 'what if's' of history.

    • Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land
      Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land 8 ай бұрын

      @David Ladjani England means land of the angles

  • Rohan Wilkinson
    Rohan Wilkinson Ай бұрын

    I love honest historians that as crime scene detectives prove the Normans innocence I love honest historians more than proper English historians who were once the only ones allowed to write history being proper English.

  • An Undundian
    An Undundian 10 ай бұрын +2

    This would make one heck of a movie!

    • rediet tadesse
      rediet tadesse 6 ай бұрын

      Vikings , the past kingdom .... Very interesting

  • Alparslan Korkmaz
    Alparslan Korkmaz 10 ай бұрын +2

    Nicely explained.

  • M. Richard Helton
    M. Richard Helton 9 ай бұрын +3

    They left out a lot of key factors and nobleman who was very much a part of this war. This was a very much a generic and skeleton version of what truly happened.

  • CC Smooth
    CC Smooth 25 күн бұрын

    Should update the title to say "How William of Normandy was an Ultimate Badass" great video!!

  • Micahistory
    Micahistory  10 ай бұрын +8

    this was definitely one of the most important events in English history

    • Sho Nuff
      Sho Nuff 7 ай бұрын

      World History*

      SCINTILLAM DEI 9 ай бұрын

      @Stig Krakpants Britain invented comedy? That's an obvious lie.
      Spain is smaller than Britain but less fertile, so it balances out.
      People like you pretend that Britain is a small island when it's one of the bigest in the world.
      Sports aren't of interest to me. Mayans had sports before "British" was a term.
      Spaniards expanded the horizons of the British which led to their advances. Without Spain, no British Empire.

    • Stig Krakpants
      Stig Krakpants 9 ай бұрын +2

      @SCINTILLAM DEI over-rated...so britain a third the size of spain...Britain invented medicine, animal welfare, comedy, modern agriculture, graphine, computers, the web, industry, law, printing, gravity, cricket football golf rugby, worlds biggest language

    • Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1
      Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1 9 ай бұрын +2

      @Шон yes, because Spain had an empire, we English began as traders. We had a lot of enemies, so we built an empire to survive. Spain had Aztec gold, far greater wealth than us

  • Mark Power
    Mark Power 6 ай бұрын

    You should make a video on 'How did The Normans Conquer Ireland', next.

  • Alex
    Alex 10 ай бұрын +1

    The age of castle building begins

  • ozone
    ozone 10 ай бұрын +3

    History of Europe is interesting.

  • Intel
    Intel 8 ай бұрын +1

    In 2066, it will be the thousand-year anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. I bet there will be interesting celebrations. I wonder if I will see it.

  • Voice of Reason
    Voice of Reason 8 ай бұрын

    Most important event in all British history

  • fish pig
    fish pig 10 ай бұрын +8

    I would present a different view of the Battle of Hastings. The English were tired but had a geographical advantage. They also did not need to defeat the Normans then and there as reinforcements would arrive by night, meaning they just had to hold out for the day. Essentially, all they had to do was hide behind their shield wall, which was proving to be almost impenetrable, until nightfall when the first day would end and reinforcements would arrive for the second day. However, the English got greedy with their temporary advantage and broke formation, leading the shield wall weakened.

    • fish pig
      fish pig 8 ай бұрын +1

      @The Voiceless Cavalry fares less well against a fortified position on uphill terrain. I agree with your statement that they were winning the battle until the Norman "feigned retreat" and I think that was because of their defensive position. I think they lost because they got overconfident from the "feigned retreat" and broke formation.

    • Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land
      Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land 8 ай бұрын +1

      @The Voiceless Horseback fighting is no good against shield walls as horses will not run at shield walls leaving the norman horseback fighters open to english spears and axes only owing to the english breaking their lines to drive the normans into the sea did the normans overcome the english onset on horseback had the english waited for more fighters to turn up they would have won the normans did not win the english lost

    • The Voiceless
      The Voiceless 8 ай бұрын +1

      @fish pig It was stacked against the English from the start because the Normans had a well rested cavalry whilst the English fought on foot after defeating the Vikings. They were winning the battle anyway, until the Normans enforced the ‘feigned retreat’…

    • fish pig
      fish pig 8 ай бұрын

      I saw the video presenting a battle in which the Normans had the upper hand and the English were already on the back foot. I think the battle was stacked against the Normans because of the English defensive position and having time on their side. I think it was much harder for the Normans to win the battle than the video says.

    • Rob Addison
      Rob Addison 8 ай бұрын +1

      Did we watch the same video? This is exactly what was said.

  • IparIpaitegian IparIpaitegian
    IparIpaitegian IparIpaitegian 10 ай бұрын +2

    William’s pretention wasn’t about his bloody lineage. But because king Edward promised him the throne, and Harold Godwinson swore to recognize William as king. True or not, that was the William’s justification to the throne.

  • Rust in Peace
    Rust in Peace 10 ай бұрын +9

    Before the Vikings it was the Romans. I think part of the reason Britain ended up going down the empire route, was because for thousands of years we were the invaded. Doesn’t make it right, but it seems to be what happens, as we can see now.

    • Stig Krakpants
      Stig Krakpants 9 ай бұрын

      @Andres M.C. every monkey was dead, the ice melted and so the indigenous people in the british Isles were the Welsh. They ruled Ireland and britain, then the Irish invaded from spain and kicked the welsh out of irelend. Then the English and irish invaded scotland and scotland lost its welshness. So today we have an iberian halstatt irish mix. an lowland english irish strathclyde norse mix in scotland. And a welsh/celtic danish mix in england. Lastly you have wales which is mostly pure Halsattt celt

    • Andres M.C.
      Andres M.C. 9 ай бұрын +1

      @Stig Krakpants That is just not true, humans populated Britain and Ireland before the Celts, we know that from human remains, but we just don't know much if at all about their culture, for obvious reasons.

    • Mijan Hoque
      Mijan Hoque 9 ай бұрын +3

      @SCINTILLAM DEI LMAO yeah sure cause they used smartphones, laptops, tablets, washing machines, toasters, etc during war times right and none of it came from big technological companies 😂🤦🏻‍♂️.

      SCINTILLAM DEI 9 ай бұрын

      @Mijan Hoque You're enjoying technology that came about thanks to empires. War is the biggest drive for technological improvement.
      My ancestors were taken over by the Romans. The Romans abolished the evil child-sacrificicng cult of the Carthaginians. I thank the Romans for taking over my ancestors.

  • SonofZeus97
    SonofZeus97 9 ай бұрын +1

    The original Normans before they went to invade and colonized they are mix of Norsemen, Frank's and Gallo-Roman this is my family heritage well I guess everyone is descendant of Normans who mix with the Anglo Saxons, Scottish, Irish and Italians but not a lot though

  • Michael Anderson
    Michael Anderson 8 ай бұрын +3

    They were far better prepared and organized, and at the Battle of Hastings they drove a wedge in the middle of the enemy battle line and achieved a breakthrough to attack their flank and break the formation. Then they established strong points to defend from using prefabricated timber castles. Very innovative for the pre-mongol era.

    • Ölvir Richardsson
      Ölvir Richardsson 4 ай бұрын

      @Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land ''The Normans did not win the English lost''.. Uhm, with that logic no wonder they lost!🤔
      ​And that happened 956 years ago.. Here some copium, messire Æthelwulf.

    • Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land
      Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land 8 ай бұрын

      The norman fighters were hotfooted up against the sea by the english and only owning to the english fighting on foot did the normans overcome the english onslaught on horseback had the english been on horseback or gathered more fighters into their line they would have drove the normans into the sea the normans were getting beat throughout the fight the normans did not win the english lost

  • Pedro Gomes
    Pedro Gomes 10 ай бұрын +11

    Since I'm the first, let me thank you for the content you give to us, now I'm gonna see the video

  • HoundofJustice
    HoundofJustice 10 ай бұрын +7

    Wasn't it said that the King Harold got struck by an arrow to the eye?

  • Kuro Azrem
    Kuro Azrem 10 ай бұрын +1

    Just imagine if Harald Hardrada won instead of William.

  • balloon
    balloon Ай бұрын

    So, I learnt that my surname is an old English Anglo-Saxon name. And my Mums is a Norman surname. So it’s funny to think that both my ancestors could have been fighting each other at Hastings.
    For privacy reasons I’m not going to reveal the surnames.

  • Sharan Kumar
    Sharan Kumar 6 ай бұрын

    History's channels , Lands and mortgage 💯💯

  • Daelebbah
    Daelebbah 3 ай бұрын

    Harald III: I'm the rightful heir to the English throne!
    Magnus I: Norway!

  • Erique Cannon
    Erique Cannon 5 күн бұрын

    I'm a lil late on your videos. I thought the Danish Vikings were in charge during this time? Didn't they invade by 700s...or did I make that up🤷🏽‍♂️

  • Giorgi Jioshvili
    Giorgi Jioshvili 10 ай бұрын +3

    "That's why we live in a home not a Ham"

  • Jonatan Willian
    Jonatan Willian 10 ай бұрын +1

    And this is the background to the beginning of the year 1066 in Crusaders King III. Cool

  • Athaporn MCorp Review
    Athaporn MCorp Review 10 ай бұрын

    Harald hardrada claim is kinda flimsy but his right arm is pretty strong.

  • Mertin
    Mertin Ай бұрын +1

    Normandy has been handed over so much it’s sad

  • Colin Norman
    Colin Norman 4 ай бұрын

    Note that basically they conquered the Saxons,and by the map shown Cornwall.Strathclyde,Wales,Scotland,The islands,and Ireland were in Celtic or Viking hands

  • Broken Bridge
    Broken Bridge 10 ай бұрын

    All I have to say is good video

  • Nenenin Donu
    Nenenin Donu 10 ай бұрын +5

    Conquering England wasnt the norm for Normans you could say

    • Viktoriya Nevski
      Viktoriya Nevski 7 ай бұрын

      @Baptiste V Stop the kap

    • Baptiste V
      Baptiste V 8 ай бұрын

      @Шон The same William that asked the French king to help him secure his throne? Normans were french, they spoke french, fought the french way. William was less than 10% scandinavian.
      The term "Norman" didn't even exist at the time, and William's army called themselves Frankish (just look at the Bayeux tapestry commissioned by William's own brother). "Norman" is an invention of revisionist and nationalist English historians of the 19th century.

    • Stig Krakpants
      Stig Krakpants 9 ай бұрын

      @Le roi arouf rollo was danish, northmen norse normans.. Angles English Norse god Ing. French celtic franks spoke italian look like arabs....the scottish are strathclyde welsh and scot irish and english northumbrians and norse...confusing yes.

    • Шон
      Шон 9 ай бұрын

      @Le roi arouf the french identity wasn’t even a thing back then and williams the conqueror literally fought two battles against the king of france prior to the norman conquest of england how tf were they in anyways french

    • Le roi arouf
      Le roi arouf 10 ай бұрын

      They were french


    As a fellow with the surname Norman i'm not sure what i make of all this..One thing i do know , i would not be arming each of my family members with a sword or battle axe and adding alcohol..

  • Bryan the Smith
    Bryan the Smith 10 ай бұрын +9

    As a great fan of the Anglo Saxons I often wonder how England and Britain would have developed if they had managed to stay in power. However the Norman contribution to the English national identity was the seasoning that made us what we later became.

    • Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1
      Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1 22 сағат бұрын

      @Tommy Haynes every Englishman has Celtic blood, the Anglo-Saxon mercenaries married British women. Normans took seat of power and kept it in the family: cousin marry cousin, that's why they had claims to lands in Northern France

    • Tommy Haynes
      Tommy Haynes Күн бұрын

      @Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1 Isn't that a bit silly. The Saxons were only in England a few centuries before the Normans came and at this point the Normans have been in England for 1000 years. I suppose the original Britons could say the Saxons aren't the truly English

    • Frank Klein
      Frank Klein 4 ай бұрын

      Odd comment, because 90% of the English population are 98% Anglo Celt and 2% Norman. Of which that 2% was Flemish Breton frank norse. Every Welshman has nearly the same amount of Norman but less anglosaxon

    • Bryan the Smith
      Bryan the Smith 7 ай бұрын +1

      @Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1 Not exactly the Normans took over the seat of power, in the same way the Saxons and other Germanics did after the Romans left Britain. They beat the Celts in battle replaced the Elites and the lower level Saxons mingled with the surviving Celtic lower classes. Over time the Celtic and Germanic traditions mingled with the Germanic traditions taking the upper hand and the Germanic Eaglisce language became predominate. Within a generation the two groups living in the Germanic controlled area were blended into the people we know as the first English people just because they shared common language and customs. The exact same thing happened when the Normans arrived, the same way the Scandinavians who lived in the Danelaw also joined the mix. None of the successive invaders could totally remove those already on the island so they mixed. The point being according to your statement there are very few true English living in England.

    • Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1
      Britain fought the wrong enemy ww1 7 ай бұрын

      Yeah but they integrated into English society. Anglo-Saxon = English.
      If you have norman ancestry you still aren't English in my eyes

  • Seymchan
    Seymchan 6 ай бұрын

    What if Harald Hardrada had killed Harold and had an epic showdown with William in London☕!

  • unifieddynasty
    unifieddynasty 9 ай бұрын +1

    The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. 😀

  • Gordonblues
    Gordonblues 9 ай бұрын

    Should that map of Wessex really include West Wales/Cornwall?

  • John Rogers
    John Rogers 10 ай бұрын +4

    Dude.... no.
    Rollo was wreaking havoc within eastern France... offering Normandy was a military strategy to secure the seine and protect the heartland of France.

    • Ludovicius Magnus
      Ludovicius Magnus 8 ай бұрын +1

      The Viking’s were defeated in Chartres. Then came the saint clair sur epte treaty that created the duchy of Normandie and made the vikings french .
      Normands were French who spoke French, were catholics and had french culture.
      Then came the French conquest of England

    • Baptiste V
      Baptiste V 8 ай бұрын +2

      Wreaking havoc? more like pillaging monasteries and small towns. Rollo & his mens were defeated in battle by the french king, and the peace setllement allowed him to gain land in France in return to protect the french coast from other Vikings raids.

  • Amrone Mhb
    Amrone Mhb 10 ай бұрын

    How about the vikings role. Did the attempt to dethrone William , you did not say got through this much

    • Stig Krakpants
      Stig Krakpants 9 ай бұрын

      erm you have your centuries mixed my lad

  • Rob Coventry
    Rob Coventry 3 ай бұрын

    Didn’t the locals invite William to take over? You didn’t mention that.

  • Steve Jeune
    Steve Jeune 4 ай бұрын

    With the map of Normandy, why is La Manche excluded? I thought William Longsword claimed that in 955?

  • Damian Billbrough
    Damian Billbrough 9 ай бұрын +2

    There's a very good chance that if William had landed first before Harald, we Brits would either be speaking Norse or just Anglo-Saxon English. William almost lost even with the weakened Anglos, there's a high chance had he been first, the Anglo-Saxons would have driven William out or even killed him. Though whether Harald Hardrada would have won depends on if they still just relaxed near York as they did in our timeline or if they prepared properly for Harold Godwinson. Though of course, a millennia of alternate history means we have no true idea, who knows, maybe we'd have a Luxembourg Empire spanning Europe today if that happened.

    • Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land
      Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land 8 ай бұрын

      @Damian Billbrough No danes were spared hence there being no english names that come from the norse tognue even the sister of the king of denmark was not spared

    • Damian Billbrough
      Damian Billbrough 8 ай бұрын

      @Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land Look, I'm not denying that he definitely tried to genocide the Danes, but plenty of Dane blood survived. Again, most people born in the Eastern half of England from Newcastle down to just North of London have Norse ancestry.

    • Damian Billbrough
      Damian Billbrough 8 ай бұрын

      @Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land I mean he absolutely didn't.

  • Billy Bones The Pirate
    Billy Bones The Pirate 7 ай бұрын

    can you do 1066 the English Civil War ?

  • Rollo37
    Rollo37 10 ай бұрын +4

    I, as Rollo the 37th, should reclaim your land. Or should i say.... MY LAND!? The DaneLaw will ones rise again in England!

  • Zar
    Zar 10 ай бұрын +14

    imagine if many Roman Legionnaire station in England decided to stay with their family and many Roman craftsman.
    England would be Second Rome.

    • Stig Krakpants
      Stig Krakpants 7 ай бұрын

      @David Marescoe they all left, modern dna studies of welshmen ie indiginous the england and wales pre 4th century show zero roamn blood. The romans left zero dna in the welsh

    • David Marescoe
      David Marescoe 9 ай бұрын

      @Stig Krakpants dude get over yourself, I am a historian. I am not an expert on this specific issue, but I assure you, I know what I am talking about. That's the deal if I am mistaken, I can accept and change my ideas, and I most definitely am not woke or live in a BBC bubble, though I am not sure what that is. Racial purity in anyway at any given time in history does not seem possible to me, and again, it was not what I meant at the beginning anyways. And don't worry, I'll go back to school boyo, not because you said so but because I work there

    • Stig Krakpants
      Stig Krakpants 9 ай бұрын +1

      @David Marescoe you are deluded, if the Tudors and Plantagenates had a dream and desire for the world and sowed the seeds their memory of roman britain had long gone. Rome gave britain the idea of Brave Britannia but the anglosaxons obliterated it all, English contains only five celtic words, so even the Welsh was erased. Religion law farming all changed.

  • Luc de_Ville
    Luc de_Ville 9 ай бұрын

    Actually, what really happened, was that Rachelthe 3rd, Queen of Mercia, was insulted by some diplomat from the Pict, back in 510. She responded with her armies, invading Pictland and their allies simultaneously in 511. The Picts were surrpised, ambushed and not as prepared as they believed, leading to a complete victory for Queen Rachel in 514. After securing those land for herself, she declared herself Queen of The Isles and sent our her armies to conquer the rest of what you know as England and Ireland. In 527, the final local noblemen surrendered and Queen Rachel got her lust for conquest satisfied. She died by falling off her horse in 528. Her daughter, Queen Rachel iV, tried to keep the lands under control, but the Romans decided it was time to expand. After losing almost half her army and almost a third of the land, Queen Rachel iV managed to ally the Frisian Duchy, who came to the rescue with their armies. The Frisian saw the economic and strategic possibilities of the islands and betrayed her, resulting in a total Frisian rule since 532. That was, until the Mayan Empire discovered the new continent in 1340 and decided to make that their new colonies.... (from 'History of the World Edition EU4' by General Qualipdiahrz, printed in 2147)

  • nicholas barber
    nicholas barber 10 ай бұрын +2

    if only edward the confessor had a son

    • pirsicola tortellini
      pirsicola tortellini 10 ай бұрын

      He did have a half nephew, Edward the Exile who was the son of Edwards half brother Edmund Ironside, Edward made him his heir in 1056 but apon arriving in England died making the Exile's son Edgar the heir but by the time that Edward the Confessor died Edgar was only about 13 so his likelihood of being able to rule was low

  • matthew mann
    matthew mann 10 ай бұрын +2

    Through poems, love letters, gifts, and presents yeah

  • iiiHAMZAiii
    iiiHAMZAiii 10 ай бұрын +3

    Your king is here 💪🔥🎉

  • Noah Tyler Pritchett
    Noah Tyler Pritchett 10 ай бұрын +9

    If the Anglo-Saxons retained their discipline instead of charging down the Normans they the Saxons would of won.

    • Noah Tyler Pritchett
      Noah Tyler Pritchett 5 ай бұрын

      @Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land doesn't reply because you know it's true

    • Noah Tyler Pritchett
      Noah Tyler Pritchett 8 ай бұрын

      @Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land literally most us modern English people can't pick up a gun.
      I can though my family moved to America.

    • Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land
      Æthelwulf of norð hẏmbra land 8 ай бұрын

      We will win we have not given up

    • Noah Tyler Pritchett
      Noah Tyler Pritchett 10 ай бұрын +3

      @Mijan Hoque it would interesting linguistically speaking.

  • Marryc
    Marryc 10 ай бұрын +2

    Does anyone know why he refers to the Normans as "the Northmen" when the English, Norwegians, and Danes alike all refer to the old Norwegian vikings as "Northmen"? I am aware that the name "Normandy" has its origins in the name "Northmen" after the vikings who settled there as Rollo of Normandy was originally from Norway (Therefore a "Northman"), with his father being a Jarl in Western Norway and all, but surely he would be able to distinguish between the two if he aims to remain accurate?
    Note: This is a genuine question. I am not trying to flame the guy even though it might seem like it.

    • Stephen Colvin
      Stephen Colvin 7 ай бұрын

      @Stig Krakpants I surrender! Nay, Agree. When I survey myself, I am Pure Plantagenet: Long legs; Red hair; Milk-white skin; not bad to look-at.
      Pure Norman a.k.a. "North-men" - probably from Norway, in my case.
      Thank God we conquered England: those poor, benighted people.

    • Stig Krakpants
      Stig Krakpants 7 ай бұрын +1

      @Stephen Colvin you clown. Every brits knows of the blood from scandinavia into UK. Look at british people, they do not look slavic, nor the same as southern french nor southern german. The brits are scandinavian. Hell, even the wlesh came from austria

    • Stephen Colvin
      Stephen Colvin 9 ай бұрын

      @Stig Krakpants I'll gladly go-along with your analysis. When people say that I look Irish, what they see is pure Norse.
      A Grandfather in 1030 A.D. Cornwall was.named Ottomar [meaning "Untamed" in Old Norse.] Just as true of me, today! Pure Viking.

    • Stig Krakpants
      Stig Krakpants 9 ай бұрын +2

      @Stephen Colvin three lions on a shirt, royal danish house. Danmark made England, Normans made Great Britain, Britain made USA, USA made the galactic empire year 3000, so Denmark rule the universe...

    • Stig Krakpants
      Stig Krakpants 9 ай бұрын +1

      @Stephen Colvin are you deluded, why would you think world history started 500 years ago? Everyone knows English are from Denmark, thus denmark have made the world

  • Chris
    Chris 8 ай бұрын +1

    I'm missing something. About 2 min he says the Vikings drove the Anglo-Saxons (Aethelread II) out of England. Then the Anglo-Saxon King (of England) Edward the Confessor died in 1066 and an Anglo moot elected Godwinson. How is there an Anglo King and an Anglo moot if the Anglos were driven out by the Vikings in 1013?

    • The Voiceless
      The Voiceless 8 ай бұрын +2

      And Edward the Confessor was an Anglo-Saxon.

  • SMART Agri Tech
    SMART Agri Tech 4 ай бұрын

    Great 👍

  • Chris Bradley
    Chris Bradley 8 ай бұрын +1

    proud to be a brit

    • Noah Tyler Pritchett
      Noah Tyler Pritchett 4 ай бұрын

      @Chris Bradley Brit broadly refers to Wales, Scotland and England.

    • Chris Bradley
      Chris Bradley 5 ай бұрын

      @francais197 I'm english so

    • francais197
      francais197 5 ай бұрын +2

      This is about England , not Britain........

  • Faiz teli
    Faiz teli 10 ай бұрын +1

    Make a video on dzungaria 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Manmohan Mishra
    Manmohan Mishra 10 ай бұрын +3

    I am eleventh a great video but don't you think three was a secret deal between William and Harold lll

  • YUNG JeD1
    YUNG JeD1 4 ай бұрын +1

    Charles beat Rollo at Chartres and then made a treaty. The Normans were French generations after Rollo. Henry I of france of house Capetian knighted William and gave him /kept his title William of Duke. The Normans were more French than Normans at this point . Hence, Norman French .

    • Devoli
      Devoli 3 ай бұрын +1

      you are correct but very difficult for english to admit. If you check the William charter to the City of London ans Bayeux tapestry, you will see that william and his people were calling themselves.... french.

  • Joao Carlos
    Joao Carlos 10 ай бұрын +1

    Os romanos não conseguiria conquistar a Escócia mas os vikings e os Normandos baixaram o sarrafo nos temíveis celtas da Escócia e nos anglos saxoes da atual Inglaterra. ⚔🛡

  • Micahistory
    Micahistory  10 ай бұрын

    I was just watching a video about this yesterday so good timing I guess