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Monday, September 28, 2009

William the Conqueror invades England, leading to major legal and political reform
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On September 28, 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England from Normandy, France. After successfully conquering the country, William ushered in a series of political and legal reforms that still define the United Kingdom and its former colonies to this day, including, centralization of state power, a census, and the infusion of French and Latin into the language of the courts.

Learn more about William the Conqueror from Project Gutenberg.

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