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EGBERT THE SAXON
First king to rule England as one kingdom
HENRY THE FOWLER
King of Germany who defeated the Magyars after a 9 year truce
SWEYN
Danish king who defeated Ethelred and took the English throne in 1013
CANUTE
Dane who took the English throne away from Ethelred's son, but then allowed him to rule beside him until his death
EDMUND IRONSIDE
Etheired's son who won Canute's admiration in the battle for the English throne; ruled beside Canute until his death
CANUTE
"Learn how feeble is the power of earthly kings. None is worthy of the name of king but He whom heaven and earth and sea obey"
HENRY THE FOWLER
"Not a piece of gold will be given you. Our truce is ended”
GUTHRUM
"You, then, King Alfred, were the wandering minstrel!"
ALFRED THE GREAT
“I will give you your liberty if you will become a Christian and never again make war on my people."
ALFRED THE GREAT
Saxon king who established border between Saxon and Dane rule
MACBETH
“I will not yield, to kiss the ground before young Malcolm's feet..."
SHAKESPEARE
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player/That struts and frets his hour upon the stage/And then is heard no more. It is a tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury/Signifying nothing.
EDWARD THE CONFESSOR
King of England whose heart was really in the church and whose desire was to lead a holy life; died without an heir
DUNCAN
King of Scotland; murdered by Macbeth
POPE GREGORY VII
1st pope to depose an emperor from his throne; changed his mind when the emperor whined
PETER THE HERMIT
Monk who rounded peasants and townsmen up and took them to the First Crusade
URBAN II
Pope whose speech set off the First Crusade
GODFREY OF BOUILLON
1st Christian king of Jerusalem
FREDERICK BARBAROSSA
German emperor who drowned in his armor on the way to the Third Crusade
HAROLD GODWINSON
Defeated by William the Conqueror in the Battle of Hastings for the throne of England
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
Norman who came to Hastings to claim the English throne - and took it
BATTLE OF HASTINGS
Battle that marks the end of Saxon reign in England and the beginning of Norman reign
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
“I live! I live! Fight on! We shall conquer yet!”
BATTLE OF HASTINGS
1066 A.D.
POPE GREGORY VII
"I have loved justice and hated iniquity; therefore I die in exile.”
GODFREY OF BOUILLON
"I cannot wear a crown of gold where Christ wore one of thorns, nor will I be called king in the land where once lived the King of Kings."
GERMAN LEGEND
"When ravens cease to fly round the mountain, Barbarossa shall awake and restore Germany to its ancient greatness.”
CRUSADERS TAKE
JERUSALEM IN FIRST CRUSADE
1099 A.D.