Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This film is an account of William, Duke of Normandy, who in the year 1066 A.D., led the last successful invasion of England, at the Battle of Hastings. Thus, he earned the name of William the Conqueror. On Christmas Day of that year, he was crowned King of England, founding the Anglo-Norman monarchy and realm. As victor, William imposed his Norman language and customs on the populace. He replaced English nobility with French nobles, thus strengthening his authority, and introduced the practice of feudalism. His hand was seen in the courts, as well as in the social, political, and military structures of the day. William's story is told through reenactments, historical commentary, and period imagery and art.
Britain, English [nationality], king, monarch