Video: Marc Morris on the Norman Conquest

1066 is one of the most famous dates in English history. But why do we remember it above all others, and why does the Norman Conquest matter so much?


Dr Marc Morris, the author of the bestselling A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain (Hutchinson), offered his explanation at BBC History Magazine‘s History Weekend in Malmesbury.


Here’s what the historian told our editor, Rob Attar, after his lecture:


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