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English History 1042-1066

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BC: Works Cited | Alchin, Linda. “William the Conqueror.” The Middle Ages. 16 November ________2008. N.p. Web. 13 December 2011. “Biographies of the Battle of Hastings Leaders.” The Battle of Hastings 1066. n.d. ________N.p. Web. 14 December 2011. “Edward the Confessor, King of England 1042-1066.” TimeRef. 2011. N.p. Web. 18 ________December 2011. Kiefer, James E. “Edward the Confessor, King.” Biographical Sketches. 29 ________August 1999. Society of Archbishop Justus. Web. 17 December 2011.

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

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