World History Minute: The battle of Hastings

World History Minute: The battle of Hastings
World History Minute: The battle of Hastings

World History Minute: The battle of Hastings

On this day in 1066, William II of Normandy a.k.a. William the Conqueror, began the Norman conquest of England, ending centuries of Anglo-Saxon rule on the British isle. Historian, John Schmidt, author of On This Day in Chicago History, will tell us about the battle that not only changed England, but the course of Western Europe ‘s history. (Photo; Flickr/John McLinden)