The Romans in Britain face resistance from Caractacus, Boudicca and some marauding Celts.
Athelstan, the First Sovereign
The first king of Wessex beats the Celts, the Danes, the Norwegians, Constantine, king of the Scots, and Olaf of Dublin to create a united kingdom.
Dunstan and Canute
Aethelred the Unready is forced to pay enormous bribes to marauding Vikings.
Canute and Edmund Ironside
Canute subdues the Yorkshire Danes and sacks Oxford and Winchester, but the tide turns against him when Edmund Ironside becomes king of Wessex.
Godwine and Edward the Confessor
The English must decide between respect for the royal line and the need to be protected.
The Battle of Stamford Bridge
Harold II beats his half brother in battle but doesn't bother to wait for reinforcements before marching his depleted army to Hastings.
The Battle of Hastings
William the Conqueror's mounted knights and well-trained archers take on Harold's travel-weary foot soldiers.
William the Conqueror is crowned King William I on Christmas Day 1066.
William the Conqueror wants to know who owns what because he needs to raise money.
Death of the Conqueror
William I's eldest son Robert resents his father's long life and conspires with the French Court to overthrow him.
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