Morgan Miniatures - A MichToy Exclusive
These figures are scaled to be used with and compatible to the W Britains Wrath of the Northmen Series
The Normans that invaded England in 1066 came from Normandy in Northern France. However, they were originally Vikings from Scandinavia. At the beginning of the tenth century, the French King, Charles the Simple, had given some land in the North of France to a Viking chief named Rollo. He hoped that by giving the Vikings their own land in France they would stop attacking France. The land became known as Northmannia, the land of the Northmen. It was later shortened to Normandy. The Vikings intermarried with the French and by the year 1000, they were no longer Viking pagans, but French speaking Christians.
The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman army of Duke William of Normandy (William The Conqueror) and an Anglo-Saxon-Dane army under King Harold ( Harold Godwin, Earl of Essex).