Acorns During the Norman Conquest, the English carried dry acorns because they were a symbol of luck, prosperity and power.

Acorns During the Norman Conquest, the English carried dry acorns because they were a symbol of luck, prosperity and power.

William the Conqueror, Bayeux Tapestry.  A transition from Old English to Middle English began with the Norman Conquest of 1066. William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy and, later, William I of England) invaded the island of Britain from his home base in northern France, and overthrew the Anglo-Saxon rulership of the island nation.

William the Conqueror, Bayeux Tapestry. A transition from Old English to Middle English began with the Norman Conquest of 1066. William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy and, later, William I of England) invaded the island of Britain from his home base in northern France, and overthrew the Anglo-Saxon rulership of the island nation.

Early medieval Norman knights charging English foot-soldiers at the Battle of Hastings (1066 C.E.) from the Bayeux Tapestry from The History of Knights

Early medieval Norman knights charging English foot-soldiers at the Battle of Hastings (1066 C.E.) from the Bayeux Tapestry from The History of Knights

Robert Duke of Normandy Tomb, Gloucester Robert Curthose(c. 1051 – 3 February 1134), sometimes styled Robert II or Robert III, was the Duke of Normandy from 1087 until 1106 and an unsuccessful claimant to the throne of the Kingdom of England.

Robert Duke of Normandy Tomb, Gloucester Robert Curthose(c. 1051 – 3 February 1134), sometimes styled Robert II or Robert III, was the Duke of Normandy from 1087 until 1106 and an unsuccessful claimant to the throne of the Kingdom of England.

William the Conqueror - tomb of William the Conqueror, also known as King William I of England.

William the Conqueror - tomb of William the Conqueror, also known as King William I of England.

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