WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR: THE FIGHT FOR ENGLAND
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
October 14, 1066, is one of the most important dates in the history of Europe. During the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, seized the throne of England.
SECRETS OF HISTORY recounts the epic story of this medieval ruler who gathered a whole people behind him to achieve the impossible: cross the English Channel and conquer the British Isles. What legacy did he leave in the hearts of both the Normans and the British?
After his overwhelming victory, the newly crowned William I of England profoundly changed the country, at times displaying unrestrained cruelty.