Impact of the Norman Invasion of 1066 on England Term Paper by Nicky

Impact of the Norman Invasion of 1066 on England
An historical account of England before and after the Norman Invasion of 1066.
# 129105 | 4,905 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 31, 2010 in History (British)

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This paper is concerned with the impact of the Norman Invasion that took place in England in 1066. It provides some historical background as to the state of the country before the invasion and sets out the decrees that William the Conqueror put into place once he became King. The author also gives some historically background to the church's conversion in the 7th century and finally the paper outlines the changes that took place in England after 1066.

Norman Invasion of England 1066
Decrees of William the Conqueror
England Prior to the Norman Invasion
Settling the Land & Establishing Livelihoods
Church Undergoes Conversion in Seventh Century
Social and Community Work & Organizations
Changes in England Following 1066
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Harold's army advanced with great speed and surprised the army of Hardrada and a fierce battle ensued with hand to hand combat. Both Hardrada and Tostig fell and the Viking army withdrew quickly to their ships and in fact the defeat of the Vikings was so severe that a mere 10 percent of their ships numbering 240 returned home. Meanwhile the Norman invasion fleet was unable to gain a north wind and was stuck for six weeks on the Norman shore until the 27th day of September when the wind became favorable and the fleet set sail. Landfall on the English coast was made by the Normans and they marched to Hastings. The English and Normans fought heatedly all day however, finally in the evening the English were rushed by the Normans and King Harold fell along with the largest part of the Saxon aristocracy and William's victory was declared. Williams was crowed the King of England on December 25, 1066 in Westminster Abbey.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fleming, Robin (2008) Kings and Lords in Conquest England Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series (No. 15)
  • Heys, Jacquie (2001) French as a Mother-Tongue in Medieval England Online available at:
  • Munro, Dana Carleton (1921) England before The Norman Conquest. The Middle Ages, 395-1272 (New York: The Century Company, 1921), pp. 193-213]
  • Norman/Norman Revival: 11th-12th centuries / Late 19th century (2008) Illustrated Architecture Dictionary. Online available at:
  • Stark, Donald (nd) What was the Impact of the Norman Conquest in English Law, Government and Society 1066-1135. Online available at:

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