Definition of Norman Conquest

1. Noun. The invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the battle of Hastings (1066).

Definition of Norman Conquest

1. Proper noun. the invasion of England by the Normans in 1066 and their subsequent settlement ¹

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Literary usage of Norman Conquest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"But the Norman conquest of England was Title of something much more than the mere establishment of a Norman king or a Norman dynasty upon the throne of ..."

2. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1907)
"CHAPTER VIII THE Norman Conquest THE Norman conquest of England, from a literary point of view, did not begin on the autumn day that saw Harold's levies ..."

3. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1907)
"Section V.—The Norman Conquest, 1068—1071 {Authorities. ... For the history as a whole, see Mr. Freeman's " Norman Conquest," vol. iv. ..."

4. The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"The truest aspect of that warfare was that the Norman Conquest of England ... But, in so saying, we must understand by the Norman Conquest of England all ..."

5. The History of England by Thomas Keightley (1839)
"An erroneous opinion has long prevailed, that the Norman conquest swept, ... The great changes introduced by the Norman conquest were the almost total ..."

6. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"(ii) The effect of the Norman Conquest. England as the result of the Conquest gained a strong line of capable kings. This is the most important of the ..."

7. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"The Norman Conquest.—This introduction, however, of the feudal tenures into England, by King William,3 does not seem to have been effected immediately after ..."

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