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Norman Conquest, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishNorman Conquest, thethe Norman ConquestˌNorman ˈConquest, the 🔊 🔊 the period when the Normans, led by William the Conqueror, took control of England after defeating the previous English king, Harold II, at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. These events had a very great influence on England's history, culture, and language, and French became the main language of the ruling class. see also Domesday Book, The, William the Conqueror
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