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Consecration of Westminster Abbey, 28 December 1065

The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster is a large Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, situated to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It was a Benedictine monastic church until the monastery was … Continue reading

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The Norman Invasion Begins with William I

Vikings settling in northwest France became the “Normans.” In the middle of the 11th Century, the Normans conquered southern Italy and England. William the Conqueror defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings and was crowned King on Christmas Day … Continue reading

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Edward the Confessor, the Last of the Anglo-Saxon Kings

Edward the Confessor also known as St. Edward the Confessor (Old English: Ēadƿeard se Andettere; French: Édouard le Confesseur; 1003–05 to 4 or 5 January 1066), son of Æthelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy, was one of the last … Continue reading

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