S: Seasons of Change
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FC: English History 1042-1066
1: Ethreld the Unready | Emma of Normandy | Canute | Edward the Confessor | Harthacanute | William the Conqueror
2: King Ethelred the Unready of England married Emma of Normandy and produced Edward the Confessor | King of England from 978 -1016
3: King of England 1016-1035 | Harthacanute: King of England 1040-1042 | Emma of Normandy later married King Canute. Together, they produced Harthacanute
4: William the Conqueror was the Duke of Normandy and Edward the Confessor's nephew. | William and Edward had a good relationship, and Edward promised the throne to William.
5: When Harthacanute died without producing an heir, Edward the Confessor took the throne.
6: The Earl of Wessex had a major influence on Edward's ruling of England. | Edward the Confessor also married the Earl's daughter Edith.
7: Edward the confessor was extremely religious and lived as a celibate. After a conflict with the Earl, he even sent his wife away to become a nun. As a result, there was no heir.
8: Harold Godwinson, the Earl of Wessex took the throne due to the lack of an heir.
9: When William found out that Harold took the throne, he decided to invade England.
10: The invasion and the battle that followed came to be known as The Battle of Hastings
11: William the Conqueror won the battle and the throne of England. | The Bayeux Tapestry was created to depict the events of the Battle of Hastings