Commemorative bas-relief of Guillaume de Normandie, better known to anglophones as William the Conqueror, in the village of Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme. It was from this port on the Baie de Somme in September 1066 that Guillaume sailed with his army of some 15,000 men and 3,000 horses in a fleet of about 700 drakkars, to conquer and profoundly change England and its property system.
un drakkar: a longship; a viking-like ship, or a viking ship
une bataille: a battle
Guillaume le Conquérant: William the Conqueror
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