On this day 27th October, the first King of England died…

939– Ethelstan or Athelstan, the first King of England, died and was succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund I.  He was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939. Here at Manorial Counsel we have researched many titles that pre-date the reign of the fist King of the English.  To inquire about…

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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…

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