Battle of Hastings

William builds invasion fleet
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1066 Jan 19

William builds invasion fleet

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France

Duke William assembled a large invasion fleet and an army gathered from Normandy and the rest of France, including large contingents from Brittany and Flanders. He spent almost nine months on his preparations, as he had to construct a fleet from nothing.

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