The English language, taste and sensibility, and of course government and
law changed drastically when the Norman William the Conqueror beat law
King Harold of Wessex at the Battle of Hastings. The program explains the
background of English history, the Viking role in England and in Normandy
(where the conquering Vikings became more French than the French they
conquered), as well as the Battle of Hastings itself, which in many ways
stands as the beginning of modern England.