The Romans came to Britain 2000 years ago. They changed the country. The Roman Empire made its mark on Britain, and even today, the ruins of Roman buildings, forts, roads, and baths can be found all over Britain.
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The Norman Conquest
Norman soldiers cross the sea to invade England in 1066. Normandy was settled by Vikings in AD 911, so Norman ships looked like Viking ships. The picture is from the Bayeux Tapestry.
In 1066 England was conquered by William, Duke of Normandy. The Normans were the descendants of Vikings who had settled in France. They took over all of England, including the Danelaw. In 1069 the Normans burned Jorvik. This was the end of the Viking Age in England.
This picture, from the Bayeux Tapestry, shows William the Conqueror feasting with his Normans. The Norman Conquest ended both Anglo-Saxon and Viking rule in England.
In Scotland, Viking earls went on ruling some islands for hundreds of years. They were driven from the mainland of Scotland by 1100, but remained 'lords of the isles' (the Western Isles) until the 1200s. The islands of Orkney and Shetland were more Norwegian than Scottish. They did not officially become part of Scotland until 1469.