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TIMELINE Britain v France – a millennium of conflict

From battles and bloodshed to squabbles and snubs, the “most dear enemies””of Europe, have found plenty to fight about over the years...

14 OCTOBER 1066

William the Conqueror, a Norman Duke, lands in Hastings and battles it out with Harold Godwinson. He wins, crowns himself King of England, and installs a feudal system across the country.

27 JULY 1214

In one of many skirmishes in the 12th and 13th centuries, France wins the Battle of Bouvines. England loses control of Brittany and Normandy.

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Find out how close the King of England came to conquering medieval France, as we take a look at the Hundred Years' War. Was bad weather really to blame for the English defeat? Elsewhere, uncover the shocking true story of the Nazi spies who managed to infiltrate New York, and meet the man who inspired The Mummy villain, Imhotep. Plus, don't miss out on the FREE pull-out magazine inside, which investigates the 50 greatest mysteries in history - from the Stonehenge to the Princes in the Tower.