For a time
was settled in the Holy Land.
came to France and England.
Confessor died without an heir.
was promised to Normandy.
earl of Wessex and the king of Norway
it for themselves.
Confessor named the earl his heir
to the Norman and Norwegian’s disappointment.
Norman scooped up armies all through France.
put them on ships
sail across the English Channel.
England he became the Conqueror.
complete his goals
replaced the native rulers.
his deathbed he regretted everything.
cruelly oppressed them.”
did it unjustly and I’m sorry for it.”
his final dying breath he said.
dare not leave my kingdom to anyone but God.”
conqueror of England