History of War

HARRYING ENGLAND

“CHRONICLERS WROTE THAT LOCAL PEOPLE WERE REDUCED TO CANNIBALISM AND TENS OF THOUSANDS DIED OF FAMINE”

For the English, the Norman conquest of 1066 was a catastrophe. Anglo-Saxon England had already suffered brutal invasions and occupations by Vikings for centuries, but the Normans were different. While their Norse ancestors had only temporarily ruled at various times in England, the Normans were more organised and combined martial prowess with a military occupation that was brutally

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