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The Battle of Val-ès-Dunes

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In the summer of 1047, Duke William II (“The Conqueror”) was still in the youth of his reign as lord over Normandy. He had succeeded to the position of duke in 1035 after the death of his father, Duke Robert I. This period in Normandy’s history was an unstable time,… Read More »The Battle of Val-ès-Dunes

The Anglo-Norman Rebellion

Fought between the armies of Henry II and rebellious factions in Normandy, Brittany and England, the Anglo-Norman rebellion takes only a brief page in the volumes of middle ages history. Lasting approximately two years, Henry II battled against his own sons to maintain control of his kingdom. His eldest three… Read More »The Anglo-Norman Rebellion