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Chronicling the roots of modern society and the remnants of a barbarian past.

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Professor Robert Bartlett explores the impact of the Norman conquest of Britain and Ireland; Bartlett shows how William the Conqueror imposed a new aristocracy, cut down opposition and built scores of castles and cathedrals to intimidate and control.
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How the Normans began as marauding Viking which later led them to become formidable warriors who conquered England in 1066.
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Examining the Normans' influence on Southern Europe and the Crusades.

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