Norman Conquest

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The Norman Conquest was the result of the Battle of Hastings, in 1066, when Duke William of Normandy defeated the Anglo-Saxon King Harold, and England changed in character. Its governors and great landowners were Normans; its officials administered in Latin and Norman French; the Domesday Book was compiled as a record of the king's possessions; the holding of land became a feudal system, involving the duties of military service; and castles were built throughout the country.

In the context of medieval history, the simple the Conquest usually refers to the Norman Conquest described here.