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Today In History- September 29

William the Conqueror invades England.


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William the Conqueror besieges English coastline.

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Formally the Duke of Normandy, on September 29, 1066, William I invaded England, establishing himself as King, the 1st of the Norman dynasty of English kings.  His supressing of English revolts was a large part of the Norman Conquest, and was a signficant event in the development of England during the Middle Ages.  In addition to the many changes he instituted, he changed English law and introduced continental feudalism to England, a practice commonly used in Western Europe. 

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