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On this day 27th September

1066– Duke William II of Normandy later William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman Conquest of England.

The lands, manors and titles of the resisting English elite were confiscated, and awarded to Williams closest supporters and followers, as expected they received lands and titles in return for their service in the invasion.  Although some Anglo-Saxons were allowed to keep their lands and titles if they swore fealty to the new King.

Many of our titles predate the Norman Conquest, some as far back to the 8th Century.  Our documented histories often reveal the events during the conquest and its aftermath.

For information on pre or post Conquest lordship titles email – mailto:ltaylor@manorial.co.uk