Winchester and the Norman Conquest

Date / time: 19 October, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Winchester and the Norman Conquest

A one-day symposium dedicated to exploring the impact of the Norman Conquest on Winchester

Saturday 19 October 2019, 9:00am – 5:30pm


The invasion of the English kingdom from north and south in the autumn of 1066, leading to conquest by Duke William of Normandy, is often seen as a defining moment in English and British history. How was the principal city of the dynasty of Alfred the Great affected by conquest? How did its people react and adapt in times of change? And how far did Winchester itself play a role in determining the course of conquest? In this one-day symposium hosted by Professor Ryan Lavelle of the University of Winchester, six leading experts on 11th century England consider the people of Winchester, the politics of the English kingdom before and after 1066 and of course the history and meaning of the iconic Winchester Cathedral, a building linked to the Anglo-Saxon past but looking toward a redefinition of English kingship and the nature of the kingdom of England.

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