Exeter Castle, Devon, England

Exeter Castle

Exeter Castle, also known as Rougemont Castle, was originally no more than a defensive city wall built by the Romans and later repaired by King Athelstan around 928 AD. After the Norman Conquest of England, the city of Exeter —  like many other cities at this time — rebelled against William the Conqueror. In 1068, William Read more about Exeter Castle[…]

Norman Conquest Marc Morris

The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England By Marc Morris Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Pegasus; 1 edition (December 15, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1605986518 Overview: A riveting and authoritative history of the single most important event in English history: the Norman Conquest.An upstart French duke who sets out to Read more about The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England[…]

Morcar, Earl of Northumbria

Morcar was the Earl of Northumbria from 1065-1066. He was the son of Ælfgar (earl of Mercia) and brother of Eadwine (or Edwin), earl of Mercia. He was the grandson of Leofric and Godiva. Morcar rose to power at the appointment of the thegns in York due to the tyrannical rule of Tostig, the brother of Read more about Morcar, Earl of Northumbria[…]

Berkhamsted Castle

A brief history: Berkhamsted Castle is a Norman motte-and-bailey castle at Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, England. The castle was built during the Norman conquest of England in the 11th century to control a key route between London and the Midlands. Robert of Mortain, William the Conqueror’s half brother, was probably responsible for the construction and became Read more about Berkhamsted Castle[…]