An end to 500 years of Anglo-Saxons (3/6)

William the Conqueror’s invasion put an end to over five hundred years of Anglo-Saxon rule, replacing a legacy of kings stretching back as far as 6th century AD. Furthermore, many of the Anglo-Saxon political systems were replaced – for example, its monarchy. During the reign of the Anglo-Saxons, English kings and queens had been selected through elective monarchy – a council of wise, old Anglo-Saxon nobles would select the best candidate they believed fit to rule the country. However, France’s monarchy operated under primogeniture, which dictates that the oldest child of the ruler will naturally succeed him as his birthright.

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