century, the Norsemen (Northmen) started to invade and plunder cities on the Northern coast of West Francia, which is modern-day France.
By 900, they managed to get a foothold in the valley of the lower Seine River.
It had such a profound effect that by 1150, the language had entered a new phase – Middle English.
HWÆT, WE GAR-DEna in geardagum, þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon!
Tostig and Harald III separately invaded England and eventually teamed up.
Harold II’s army was able to defeat them, but his forces were severely weakened and ill-prepared to take on the Normans.
They destroyed fields, livestock, and food supplies and as a result, many people were forced to eat cats, dogs, horses, and even human flesh.
Some estimates put the death toll of the Harrying of the North at tens of thousands of people.
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When he was alive, Edward promised the throne to two different men – his brother-in-law Harold Godwineson and William, Duke of Normandy.
When Edward died, Harold became King Harold II, and William wasn’t happy about this.
Harold II was killed on October 14, 1066, effectively signaling the defeat of the Anglo-Saxons.
In the winter of 1069, William still hadn’t conquered all of England.However, William wasn’t the only person who wanted to be King of the Anglo-Saxons.