Monarchy timeline: from the Middle Ages to the modern era

Nicholas Vincent traces the tumultuous history of Britain's medieval monarchs, from the Norman conquest to the battle of Bosworth...

A portrait of Henry VII, the first Tudor king of England, by Michiel Sittow. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

This article was first published in BBC History Magazine’s ‘Medieval Kings and Queens’ bookazine and in the February 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine

1066

William of Normandy’s invasion places a powerful warlord on the English throne, laying the foundations for a cross-Channel Anglo-Norman ‘empire’.

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