The Norman conquest. A critical inquiry into ancient armor. William the Conqueror. 1066. The state of Armour in Britain when William led his army of Normans.
Norman knights under Duke William the Conqueror in 1066. Cavalier Normand en 1066. Gravure aquarellée vers 1880 d’après un dessin de Philippoteaux. The Battle of Hastings took place on 14 October… Read More
Charles the Fat encamped under the walls of Paris, 9th century. Charles the Fat, Charles III, Carolingian Emperor encamped under the walls of Paris without daring to fight the Normans preferred… Read More
Norman viking invasion in 845. Siege and attack on Paris by Vikings
King Harold II (1020 -1066). Last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Killed at the Battle of Hastings.
Alfred was not called “the Great” until the Reformation in the 16th century. He is the only king in English history to have received this byname.
At the end of the tenth century the Varangian Guard, an Imperial bodyguard, were a conspicuous, picturesque, and useful adjunct to the Byzantine Court.
Illustration to Bowyer’s edition of Hume’s ‘History of England’ 1798.