William the Conqueror and a Norman Knight.
In England we have to National Day, no Independence Day, I am willing to wager that not many people would know the date of St George’s Day, in fact we tend to celebrate a day when we were invaded and lost our Independence.
The Norman Conquest of England is quite unique. By their very nature most hostile invasions and occupations end up being only rather temporary but in this case, not so.
The Year 1066 is probably the most memorable in English history. On October 14th (now officially Hastings Day) that year Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England and most of his army with him were cut down in battle and William, Duke of Normandy earned his nickname “William the Conqueror”.