October 14, 1066
Guillaume of France and Harold of England bring their armies head to head and the epic Battle of Hastings ensues! This battle marks the beginning of French rule in England, and the introduction of 10,000 french words that are still used in English today. Travel back in time with historians in this recent news clip from France 24 to hear the story and see the places of this historic battle. Also enjoy this short video that explains the influence French has had on the English language.
Consider registering for our Session 4, les chevaliers where campers learn about this story and the code of chivalry!
campers learn to use a trebuchet during the chevaliers session