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Halley's Comet on the Bayeux Tapestry. It was seen by some as an ill omen for King Harold of England, who was then defeated by French. invaders. ©Mona Evans "Halley's Comet" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44795.asp Celestial Events, Features Halley, Ancient Greek, Northern Greece, Halley Comet, Magazines, Bayeux Tapestries, Tapestries Features, Evans Halley
William the Conqueror, Bayeux Tapestry. A transition from Old English to Middle English began with the Norman Conquest of 1066. William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy and, later, William I of England) invaded the island of Britain from his home base in northern France, and overthrew the Anglo-Saxon rulership of the island nation.
Coronation April 3rd 1043. Edward the Confessor was crowned King of England at Winchester Cathedral, the last king of the House of Wessex.He has traditionally been seen as unworldly and pious, and his reign as notable for the disintegration of royal power in England and the advance in power of the Godwin family.