The Norman Conquest of England


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Which English king's death sparked the conflict over a successor?

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1. Normandy was a part of what larger kingdom?

2. At what battle did William win the English throne in 1066?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although it occurred almost a millennium ago, the Norman invasion of England is still one of the most significant events in both British and European history. Test your understanding of this event by reviewing the quiz questions found within this online assessment. The questions are a great way to check to see if you understand the context, timeline, participants and outcome of the invasion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • The background of the invasion
  • Facts about Normandy
  • The most significant battle of the invasion
  • Political changes imposed by King William
  • How William solidified his power

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to test your recollection of the key facts regarding the history and events of the Norman invasion
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you have a proper understanding of the background that led to the invasion and its subsequent political consequences for England
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of the Norman invasion to identify its central figures and relevant geographical areas

Additional Learning

Learn even more with the associated lesson called The Norman Conquest of England. This lesson will help you better understand:

  • Edward the Confessor
  • William of Normandy
  • Why the Normans invaded
  • The Battle of Hastings
  • The outcome of the invasion