1050-1099 Norman Invasion

Battle of Lille

In 1054 Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders 1012-1067 (41) fought against Henry "Black, Pious" Salian III Holy Roman Emperor 1017-1056 (36) at the Battle of Lille after Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders 1012-1067 (41) had seized Cambrai.

In 1054 Lambert Flanders II Count Lens -1054 died at Lille, Flanders during the Battle of Lille when fighting for Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders 1012-1067 (41) .

Battle of Varaville

In 1057 at Varaville William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087 (29) defeated the army of Henry I King France 1008-1060 (48) and Geoffrey "Martel aka Hammer" Ingelger II Count Anjou -1060 during the Battle of Varaville. Henry and Geoffrey's army were fording the Dives River when the tide came in; only half of the army had crossed. William seized the opportunity and attacked.

Council of Lillebonne

In Jan 1066 William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087 (38) convened the Council of Lillebonne at Lillebonne to raise support for his claim to the English throne. The attendees are not known but likely to have included his companions at the subsequent Battle of Hastings including Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl Shrewsbury -1094 and Odo Mortain Bishop Bayeux -1097.

Harold Crowned King

On 06 Jan 1066 Harold II King England 1022- (44) was crowned II King England: Wessex

Battle of Fulford

On 20 Sep 1066 Harald III King Norway 1015-1066 (51) , with Tostig Godwinson 1026-1066 (40) , defeated the brothers Edwin Mercia -1071 and Morcar Mercia -1087 at the Battle of Fulford at Fulford, York, Yorkshire.

Battle of Stamford Bridge

On 25 Sep 1066 Harold II King England 1022- (44) , supported by the brothers Edwin Mercia -1071 and Morcar Mercia -1087, defeated the Viking army at the Battle of Stamford Bridge at Stamford Bridge, East Riding, Yorkshire. Harald III King Norway 1015-1066 (51) and Tostig Godwinson 1026-1066 (40) were killed.

Battle of Hastings

In Jan 1066 William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087 (38) convened the Council of Lillebonne at Lillebonne to raise support for his claim to the English throne. The attendees are not known but likely to have included his companions at the subsequent Battle of Hastings including Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl Shrewsbury -1094 and Odo Mortain Bishop Bayeux -1097.

On 14 Oct 1066 the Norman army led by William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087 (38) defeated the English army of Harold II King England 1022- (44) at the Battle of Hastings fought at Senlac Hill, Hastings, East Sussex, Sussex. Aimery Thouars 1024-1094 (42) , Ralph de Gael Gael Earl East Anglia 1041-1096 (24) , Eustace Flanders II Count Boulogne 1015-1087 (51) , William Fitzosbern 1st Earl Hereford 1020-1071 (46) , Geoffrey Chateaudun II Count Mortain, III Count Perche -1100, William Warenne 1st Earl Surrey -1088, Raoul Tosny -1102, Robert Beaumont-Roger 1st Earl Leicester, Count Meulan 1040-1118 (26) , Hugh Grandesmil 1032-1098 (34) , Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl Shrewsbury -1094 (possibly), Robert Mortain Count Mortain, 1st Earl Cornwall 1031-1090 (35) and Odo Mortain Bishop Bayeux -1097 fought for William. Engenulphe Aigle 1010-1066 (56) was killed. The brothers Harold II King England 1022- (44) , Gyrth Godwinson Earl East Anglia 1032- (34) and Leofwine Godwinson 2nd Earl Kent 1035- (31) .

Coronation of William "The Conqueror"

On 25 Dec 1066 Ealdred Unknown Archbishop York -1069 presided at Westminster Abbey, Westminster during the Coronation of William "The Conqueror"

On 25 Dec 1066 William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087 (38) was crowned I King England: Norman at Westminster Abbey, Westminster.

Battle of Mechain

In 1069 at the Battle of Mechain fought in Radnorshire, Welsh March the brothers Maredudd Cadelling -1069 and Idwal Cadelling -1069 attempted to regain control of Radnorshire, Welsh March from brothers Bleddyn ap Cynfyn King Gwynedd, King Powys -1073 and Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn Mathrafal -1069. Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn Mathrafal -1069 and Idwal Cadelling -1069 were killed. Maredudd Cadelling -1069 died of exposure following the battle.

Battle of Cassel

On 22 Feb 1071 Robert "The Frisian" Flanders I Count Flanders 1033-1093 (38) was appointed I Count Flanders at Cassel during the Battle of Cassel

On 22 Feb 1071 Battle of Cassel was fought between uncle Robert "The Frisian" Flanders I Count Flanders 1033-1093 (38) and nephew Arnulf Flanders III Count Flanders 1055-1071 (16) , supported by his mother Richilde Countess Hainault Count Flanders, Count Hainault and Philip "Amorous" I King France 1052-1108 (18) , over the succession of Flanders. Arnulf Flanders III Count Flanders 1055-1071 (16) and William Fitzosbern 1st Earl Hereford 1020-1071 (51) were killed. Eustace Flanders II Count Boulogne 1015-1087 (56) , his son Eustace Flanders III Count Boulogne -1125, and Godfrey Flanders Lord Bouilon 1060-1100 (10) fought for Robert. During the battle Robert "The Frisian" Flanders I Count Flanders 1033-1093 (38) and Richilde Countess Hainault Count Flanders, Count Hainault were captured, and subsequently exchanged for each other.

Revolt of the Earls

In 1075 Roger de Breteuil Fitzosbern 2nd Earl Hereford -1087 forfeit 2nd Earl Hereford (1C 1043) during the Revolt of the Earls

In 1075 Roger de Breteuil Fitzosbern 2nd Earl Hereford -1087 was sentenced to life imprisonment during the Revolt of the Earls

In 1075 Ralph de Gael Gael Earl East Anglia 1041-1096 (33) took part during the Revolt of the Earls

On 31 May 1076 Waltheof Northumbria 1st Earl Northampton, 1st Earl Huntingdon -1076 was beheaded at St Gile's Hill, Winchester, Hampshire during the Revolt of the Earls

Christening of Edith (Matilda) of Scotland

Around 1080 Robert Curthose Normandy III Duke Normandy 1051-1134 (29) godfather at Dunfermline during the Christening of Edith (Matilda) of Scotland

Around 1080 Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England 1080-1118 was christened at Dunfermline

Around 1080 Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England 1031-1083 (49) godmother at Dunfermline during the Christening of Edith (Matilda) of Scotland

Death of William "The Conqueror"

On 09 Sep 1087 William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087 (59) died at Priory of St Gervaise, Rouen.

Funeral of William "Conqueror"

After 09 Sep 1087 William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087 was buried at Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Caen, Calvados, Basse Normandie at a ceremony presided over by Gilbert Arques Bishop Evreux. Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135 attended.

Battle of Brecon

On Apr 1093 Rhys ap Tewdwr King Deheubarth 1064-1093 (28) killed by Bernard de NeufMaré at Brecon, Breconshire, Welsh March during the Battle of Brecon

First Crusade

In 1096 Ivo Grandesmil 1086-1102 (9) joined during the First Crusade