invaded England from Normandy in 1066 during the Norman invasion leading to victory at the Battle of Hastings
became 1st Norman king of England
extended the feudal system to England establishing a centralized monarchy
founded a community of monks for which he wrote a set of rules called monasticism that came to be the standard in the Catholic Church and used by other groups
CHARLES "THE HAMMER" MARTEL
leader of the Franks who defeated the Muslim forces at the Battle of Tours
Viking explorer and first European to reach the New World
attempted to established a settlement called Vineland near Newfoundland around 1000A.D.
KING JOHN I
signed the Magna Carta
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