1050-1099 Norman Invasion

Battle of Lille

In 1054 Lambert Flanders II Count Lens died at Lille during the Battle of Lille when fighting for Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders.

In 1054 Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders fought against Henry "Black at the Battle of Lille after Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders had seized Cambrai.

Battle of Varaville

In 1057 at Varaville William "Conqueror" I King England defeated the army of Henry I King France and Geoffrey "Martel aka Hammer" Ingelger II Count Anjou 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 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 and Odo Mortain Bishop Bayeux.

Harold Crowned King

On 06 Jan 1066 Harold II King England was crowned II King England (Wessex)

Battle of Fulford

On 20 Sep 1066 Harald III King Norway, with Tostig Godwinson, defeated the brothers Edwin Mercia and Morcar Mercia at the Battle of Fulford at Fulford.

Battle of Stamford Bridge

On 25 Sep 1066 Harold II King England, supported by the brothers Edwin Mercia and Morcar Mercia, defeated the Viking army at the Battle of Stamford Bridge at Stamford Bridge. Harald III King Norway and Tostig Godwinson were killed.

Battle of Hastings

In Jan 1066 William "Conqueror" I King England 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 and Odo Mortain Bishop Bayeux.

On 14 Oct 1066 the Norman army led by William "Conqueror" I King England defeated the English army of Harold II King England at the Battle of Hastings fought at Senlac Hill. Aimery Thouars, Ralph de Gael Earl East Anglia, Eustace Flanders II Count Boulogne, William Fitzosbern 1st Earl Hereford, Geoffrey Chateaudun II Count Mortain, William Warenne 1st Earl Surrey, Raoul Tosny, Robert, Hugh Grandesmil, Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl Shrewsbury (possibly)Robert Mortain Count Mortain and Odo Mortain Bishop Bayeux fought for William.
The brothers Harold II King England, Gyrth Godwinson Earl East Anglia and Leofwine Godwinson 2nd Earl Kent, and Engenulphe Aigle were killed.

Coronation of William "The Conqueror"

On 25 Dec 1066 William "Conqueror" I King England was crowned I King England: Norman at Westminster Abbey.

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

Battle of Mechain

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

Battle of Cassel

On 22 Feb 1071 Battle of Cassel was fought between uncle Robert "The Frisian" Flanders I Count Flanders and nephew Arnulf Flanders III Count Flanders, supported by his mother Richilde Countess Hainault Count Flanders and Philip "Amorous" I King France, over the succession of Flanders. Arnulf Flanders III Count Flanders and William Fitzosbern 1st Earl Hereford were killed. Eustace Flanders II Count Boulogne, his son Eustace Flanders III Count Boulogne, and Godfrey Flanders Lord Bouilon fought for Robert.During the battle Robert "The Frisian" Flanders I Count Flanders and Richilde Countess Hainault Count Flanders were captured

On 22 Feb 1071 Robert "The Frisian" Flanders I Count Flanders was appointed I Count Flanders at Cassel during the Battle of Cassel

Revolt of the Earls

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

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

In 1075 Ralph de Gael Earl East Anglia took part during the Revolt of the Earls

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

Christening of Edith (Matilda) of Scotland

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

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

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

Death of William "The Conqueror"

On 09 Sep 1087 William "Conqueror" I King England died at Priory of St Gervaise.

Funeral of William "Conqueror"

After 09 Sep 1087 William "Conqueror" I King England was buried at Abbaye-aux-Hommes at a ceremony presided over by Gilbert Arques Bishop Evreux. Henry "Beauclearc" I King England attended.

Battle of Brecon

On Apr 1093 Rhys ap Tewdwr King Deheubarth killed by Bernard de NeufMaré at Brecon during the Battle of Brecon

First Crusade

In 1096 Ivo Grandesmil joined during the First Crusade