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Led by William, the Duke of Normandy, the Norman conquest of England began with the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Thereafter, the Duke of Normandy was known as William the Conqueror. It was a pivotal event in the history of England, replacing the native leaders with a French monarchy, clerical system, and aristocracy. It also made possible the Norman conquest of Wales and Ireland as well as near conquest of Scotland.



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