Part 2. It was quite important to William the Conqueror to let people know that he did not arrive at England with the intentions of becoming a foreign invader. He had always insisted upon this statement. He would debate that as of close relations to the royal family of England (as he was the cousin to Edward the Confessor , King of England from 1042 to 1066) that he was actually promised the crown. This is how the Norman Conquest arose, as in his train of thought, he was simply executing his “right” to claim the throne as the rightful King of England , as promised.
Speaking of William the Conqueror, legend has it that he was able to vault onto the saddle of his horse while he still wore his entire collection of armor.
When it comes to the courts, the Europeans, as well as inhabitants of the British Isles during the Middle Ages would actually place animals on trial for causing injury or killing a human. For example, the highest court in the region , the French parliament sentenced the execution of a cow that was hung and then burned at the stake.
The King of England from 1016 to 1035 was named Canute (also known as Knut) and was also in charge of Norway and Denmark for quite some time as well. He was associated with ordering the tide to halt as a demonstration of how invincible he was.
The Battle of Hastings took place on October 14th, 1066 and didn’t even take place n Hastings, as it was Senlac Hill that served as the battleground, which was situated around six miles away.
During the reign of Edward I, there was actually a law passed in England that the burning of coal was a violation that could cost your life.
William the Conqueror was crowned at Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day in 1066. As soon as the Archbishop of York placed the crown upon his head, he requested that all Saxon nobles to be gathered so that they could pay homage to their new king. The praise was so great that Norman soldiers became startled and thought that the people were shouting in retaliation so they entered the congregation, attacking the people with swords. Fighting ensued and crowds were battling in the middle of the streets. By the end of the day, a collection of dead and dying bodies decorated the streets with burning buildings in the background.
When King John assumed power of the English throne in 1199, he had a really good time, as his Christmas party was the festivities of all festivities. At this affair, he served 200 gallons of various wines, 400 oxen, 1,000 capons, 1,000 eels, and 200 lampreys. All of this would later come back as his undoing, as King John of England passed away in 1216 as a result of overeating.
Since King John was unable to write his own name, he did not sign the Magna Carta in 1215. Instead, he endorsed the document by pacing his seal upon it.