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Kings involved in the invasion of 1066

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:58 pm
by Templar Knight
Out of Godwinson, Hadrada, William and Edward which king was the most significant, not just in the invasion, but afterwards the influences they made before and after the conquest.

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:03 am
by Hobbitstomper
Only William had any influence afterwards. The rest died in 1066.

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:08 pm
by WorkMonkey
Don't understand the question, as already said, the Harolds and Edward died in 1066 so their influence ended. William had the biggest impact in messing up the country and making it the diluted French hell hole it is today 8)

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:33 am
by Tuppence
As opposed to the diluted saxon hell hole it was then.

saxons, normans - all invaders

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:24 pm
by m300572
William wasn't a proper king, he was a jumped up Norman bastard son of a duke! :lol: :lol:

Nigel? You out there Nigel?? :lol: :lol:

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:55 pm
by WorkMonkey
Damn it keep stirring!

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:43 pm
by Hobbitstomper
Stirring?

Oh you can see, on the hill,
There’s a sign of your lord’s will,
A brand new Norman castle towers high.
So you work, till your spent,
Just to pay tax and the rent,
You’ll never rest now ‘till you die.

Cheer up Saxon reeve
How worse can it be?
Your king’s a Norman bastard
And you’re his property.

You once, seemed so free,
But you’re now on bended knee,
Everything you knew it has all gone,
So you look, to the sky,
And the sun shines in your eye,
The world today it doesn’t seem so wrong.

Cheer up Saxon reeve
How worse can it be?
Your king’s a Norman bastard
And you’re his property.
Cheer up Saxon reeve
How worse can it be?
Your king’s a Norman bastard
And you’re his property.

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:57 pm
by Benedict
Any tune to sing that to?

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:15 pm
by Medicus Matt
"Daydream Believer" I reckon.

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:15 pm
by Hobbitstomper
Thought that was obvious :(

Daydream Believer by the Monkees

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:15 pm
by Medicus Matt
Hobbitstomper wrote:Thought that was obvious :(
Depends on whether it's you singing it mate.

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:36 pm
by Hobbitstomper
It reads a bit better if you put fat before Norman in the chorus but that would be plain wrong. There is no such thing as a plump Norman.

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:47 pm
by Benedict
Cheers!

It probably would have been obvious, but I haven't got the sound turned up on this forum :lol:

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:58 pm
by WorkMonkey
Even with the volume up the woefully tone-deaf sceechings of the Norman camp would have made the tune unrecognisable.

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:53 pm
by Hobbitstomper
No need to go to the Norman camp. They can give you a chorus when you are all lying down on top of Senlac ridge in a couple of weeks time.

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:56 pm
by WorkMonkey
:x

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:00 pm
by Medicus Matt
WorkMonkey wrote:Even with the volume up the woefully tone-deaf sceechings of the Norman camp would have made the tune unrecognisable.
Have met the Norman camp? They're the ones in the pink tents with glitter on their helmets.

(Odd...there's doesn't seem to be an :innuendo: emoticon here)

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:27 pm
by Hobbitstomper
WorkMonkey wrote::x
My work here is done.

Re: Kings involved in the invasion of 1066

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:32 am
by Nigel
The question is irrelevant

Godwinson was not a king he was a usurper and lost his trial by Battle

Hardrada was a scando tramp and therefore smelt of fish and lsot to a usurper so thats enough of him

And William yes the bastard son of A duke BUT a successful bastard son of a duke

And whats this singing we are always too busy eating a hecatoon or three to sing

Re: Kings involved in the invasion of 1066

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:42 am
by Tallphil84
Hardrada is still remebered for his earlier exploits aswell as his death.
Edward was later decalred a saint, majour influense on later English royals as a result.
Wiliam laid the foundasions(sp) for what became under Henry II the largest state in western europe (even if it was lots of counties and dukedoms).
Godwinson's death at hastings elivated him to an english hero who will never be forgotton.

Edward is the most signicant if not for his death then 1066 would be just another ignored in history

Re: Kings involved in the invasion of 1066

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:26 pm
by Brendan C
Tallphil84 wrote:Wiliam laid the foundasions(sp) for what became under Henry II the largest state in western europe (even if it was lots of counties and dukedoms).
AKA The Angevin Empire

Well noted, that man

Brendan C

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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:36 pm
by Sir Fletcher Phelps
Medicus Matt wrote:
WorkMonkey wrote:Even with the volume up the woefully tone-deaf sceechings of the Norman camp would have made the tune unrecognisable.
Have met the Norman camp? They're the ones in the pink tents with glitter on their helmets.

(Odd...there's doesn't seem to be an :innuendo: emoticon here)
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Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:57 pm
by arrowmaker
m300572 wrote:William wasn't a proper king, he was a jumped up Norman bastard son of a duke! :lol: :lol:

Nigel? You out there Nigel?? :lol: :lol:
William was a proper king just like the rest of that day and later an opertunist who knew a good thing when he saw it grabbed it with both hands.Was there not a story that Harold was not the true heir but the strongest b*****d around and had the bigest army in the land that helps.
Fred