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"Conqueror: From the Battle of Hastings to Genghis Khan" In the iconic painting, "Battle of Hastings IC008_018, " we witness the defining moment when William I

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Battle of Hastings IC008_018
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings 1066. Reconstruction drawing by Jason Askew

Background imageConqueror Collection: Wilkin - Battle of Hastings K021254

Wilkin - Battle of Hastings K021254
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. " The Battle of Hastings " c1820 by Frank W WILKIN (1791-1842)

Background imageConqueror Collection: Old Sarum J030098

Old Sarum J030098
OLD SARUM, Wiltshire. Distant aerial view reconstruction drawing of William the Conqueror receiving the barons in 1086, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageConqueror Collection: Mehmed Ii / Ottoman / Thevet

Mehmed Ii / Ottoman / Thevet
MEHMED II called FATIH (The Conqueror) Ottoman Sultan (1444-46, 1451-81) - considered the true founder of the Ottoman Empire

Background imageConqueror Collection: Battle of Hastings J960036

Battle of Hastings J960036
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings 1066. Reconstruction drawing of the battle scene with soldiers by Ivan Lapper

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Battle of Hastings J000010
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing looking over the heads of the English towards the Norman ranks, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

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Battle of Hastings J000018
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team. William pushes his helmet back to show troops he is alive

Background imageConqueror Collection: The cacique of Tabasco presents to Hernan Cortes twenty Indi

The cacique of Tabasco presents to Hernan Cortes twenty Indian and between they Dona Marina. Engraving, 1825. Colored

Background imageConqueror Collection: William I the Conqueror

William I the Conqueror
WILLIAM I THE CONQUEROR Defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to claim the English throne

Background imageConqueror Collection: Battle of Hastings

Battle of Hastings
BATTLE OF HASTINGS The battle rages between the armies of Harold and William, Duke of Normandy

Background imageConqueror Collection: Mongol conqueror. Chinese silk album leaf, Yuan Dynasty

Mongol conqueror. Chinese silk album leaf, Yuan Dynasty
GENGHIS KHAN (1162-1227). Mongol conqueror. Chinese silk album leaf, Yuan Dynasty

Background imageConqueror Collection: Frederick I Barbarossa Holy Roman Emperor

Frederick I Barbarossa Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick I Barbarossa (1122-1190), King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor. Born in Swabia in southern Germany, Frederick succeeded his father as Duke in 1147

Background imageConqueror Collection: Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan
GENGHIS KHAN (variously spelt) (orig. Temujin) Mongol Conqueror He is fatally shot during a campaign against the Tangut kingdom of Hsi Hsia

Background imageConqueror Collection: Hernan Cortes in the battle of Otumba, July 7, 1520

Hernan Cortes in the battle of Otumba, July 7, 1520

Background imageConqueror Collection: Pevensey Castle J940489

Pevensey Castle J940489
PEVENSEY CASTLE, East Sussex. Aerial reconstruction drawing c.1066 by Alan Sorrell

Background imageConqueror Collection: Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c

Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c
1772350 Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c.1820, from The Sketch Magazine, Coronation Number, published 1937 (colour litho) by English School

Background imageConqueror Collection: Stern trawler Conqueror on rocks at Mousehole, Cornwall

Stern trawler Conqueror on rocks at Mousehole, Cornwall
Stern trawler Conqueror on the rocks at Mousehole, Cornwall, December 1978. Date: 1978

Background imageConqueror Collection: Battle of Hastings J000016

Battle of Hastings J000016
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn. Armies re-group on hillock. Normans take food and water horses

Background imageConqueror Collection: Battle of Hastings J000015

Battle of Hastings J000015
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn. Waves of Norman cavalry and infantry smash into the shield wall

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Battle of Hastings J000014
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn. The Normans counter attack English Fyrdmen cut off on hillock

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Battle of Hastings J000013
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn. The Normans feigned flight pursued by the English

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Battle of Hastings J000011
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn showing the Normans charge through to Harold and his personal troops

Background imageConqueror Collection: Sultan Selim I conquering Egypt

Sultan Selim I conquering Egypt
Sultan Selim I, nicknamed Yavuz " the Stern", " the Steadfast" or " the Grim" (1465?-1520) - Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520

Background imageConqueror Collection: William I the Conqueror receiving the crown

William I the Conqueror receiving the crown
William I the Conqueror (1027-1087) receiving the crown after winning the Battle of Hastings. 1066

Background imageConqueror Collection: Hernan Cortes (1488-1547). Engraving. Colored

Hernan Cortes (1488-1547). Engraving. Colored
Hernan Cortes (1488-1547). Spanish conqueror of Mexico. Engraving by A. Carretero in The Spanish and American Illustration, 1884. Colored

Background imageConqueror Collection: Bayeux Tapestry 1067: William of Normandy (William I, the Conqueror) at Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry 1067: William of Normandy (William I, the Conqueror) at Battle of Hastings, 14 October 1066, raises his helmet to show his followers that he is still alive

Background imageConqueror Collection: PONCE DE LEON, Juan (1460-1521). Spanish conqueror

PONCE DE LEON, Juan (1460-1521). Spanish conqueror of Puerto Rico (1508) and discoverer of Florida (1502). Painting

Background imageConqueror Collection: William of Normandy lands on the English coast

William of Normandy lands on the English coast
William of Normandy and his invasion force land at Pevensey Bay, Sussex Date: 28 September 1066

Background imageConqueror Collection: Cliffords Tower J920591

Cliffords Tower J920591
CLIFFORDs TOWER, YORK CASTLE, North Yorkshire. A reconstruction drawing of the motte, bailey & early timber buildings; late 11th century built on the orders of William I

Background imageConqueror Collection: The Queens of Persia at the feet of Alexander, also called The Tent of Darius, c

The Queens of Persia at the feet of Alexander, also called The Tent of Darius, c. 1660 (oil on canvas)
5974049 The Queens of Persia at the feet of Alexander, also called The Tent of Darius, c.1660 (oil on canvas) by Le Brun, Charles (1619-90); 117.3x453 cm; Chateau de Versailles

Background imageConqueror Collection: Cortes destroying his fleet. Colored engraving

Cortes destroying his fleet. Colored engraving
Hernan Cortes (1488-1547). Spanish conqueror of Mexico. Cortes destroying his fleet, moored in the Villa Rica of the Vera Cruz, to prevent defections among his crew. Volume I. Engraving by J

Background imageConqueror Collection: Pedro de Alvarado y Contreras (ca. 1485 or ca. 1495-1541). S

Pedro de Alvarado y Contreras (ca. 1485 or ca. 1495-1541). Spanish conquistador and governor of Guatemala. Utatlan battle, 1524. 18th century engraving. Colored

Background imageConqueror Collection: William I / Coin

William I / Coin
Coin of William the Conqueror (circa 1028-1087)

Background imageConqueror Collection: Montacute Priory 1733

Montacute Priory 1733
South view of Montacute Priory, Somerset, England. This priory of Cluniac monks was founded by William, Earl of Moreton, brother of William the Conqueror, c. 1091 - 1102

Background imageConqueror Collection: Vercingetorix before Julius Caesar after his surrender at the Siege of Alesia, 52 BC (engraving)

Vercingetorix before Julius Caesar after his surrender at the Siege of Alesia, 52 BC (engraving)
7185199 Vercingetorix before Julius Caesar after his surrender at the Siege of Alesia, 52 BC (engraving) by Royer, Lionel Noel (1852-1926); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageConqueror Collection: Ancient depictions of Tamerlane or Timur

Ancient depictions of Tamerlane or Timur, Turco-Mongol conqueror. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageConqueror Collection: NORMAN WARSHIP, 1066. The ship in which William the Conquerer crossed the English Channel in 1066

NORMAN WARSHIP, 1066. The ship in which William the Conquerer crossed the English Channel in 1066. Drawing, early 20th century

Background imageConqueror Collection: William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror
WILLIAM I THE CONQUEROR dressed for conquest in his suit of mail, with broadsword and shield

Background imageConqueror Collection: Matilda of Flanders

Matilda of Flanders
MATILDA OF FLANDERS queen of William I, the Conqueror

Background imageConqueror Collection: Montezuma Declares his Allegiance to the King of Spain before Cortes (oil on canvas)

Montezuma Declares his Allegiance to the King of Spain before Cortes (oil on canvas)
XIR174135 Montezuma Declares his Allegiance to the King of Spain before Cortes (oil on canvas) by Spanish School, (16th century); Museo de America, Madrid, Spain; Spanish, out of copyright

Background imageConqueror Collection: Edward Confessor / Woodcut

Edward Confessor / Woodcut
ENGLISH ROYALTY Edward or Eadward, called the confessor. Last of Anglo-Saxon line. Son of Aethelred II, cousin of William the conqueror. Date: 1004-1066

Background imageConqueror Collection: Invading Norseman, 1066

Invading Norseman, 1066
A Norman warrior in the invasion force of William the Conqueror

Background imageConqueror Collection: Oxford Castel C16th ?

Oxford Castel C16th ?
Plan of the motte and bailey castle of William the Conqueror showing the ditch, surrounding houses & their gardens, the Session House & St Georges Tower & the keep

Background imageConqueror Collection: Conquest of Mexico: Cortes arresting the king Montezuma II, 1519 (chromo)

Conquest of Mexico: Cortes arresting the king Montezuma II, 1519 (chromo)
LLM462584 Conquest of Mexico: Cortes arresting the king Montezuma II, 1519 (chromo) by European School (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Conquest of Mexico)

Background imageConqueror Collection: 'The conquistador Hernan Cortes (Cortez) (1485-1547) arriving in Tlaxacala after his victory at

"The conquistador Hernan Cortes (Cortez) (1485-1547) arriving in Tlaxacala after his victory at the Battle of
AIS5352655 "The conquistador Hernan Cortes (Cortez) (1485-1547) arriving in Tlaxacala after his victory at the Battle of Otumba in July 1520" Painting after an engraving by Antonio Solis

Background imageConqueror Collection: Image series Conquest of Mexico, Cortez burns the ships in August 1519, Liebig painting

Image series Conquest of Mexico, Cortez burns the ships in August 1519, Liebig painting
7277891 Image series Conquest of Mexico, Cortez burns the ships in August 1519, Liebig painting; Private Collection; (add.info.: Image series Conquest of Mexico)

Background imageConqueror Collection: The new world, the discovery of the Americas: The conqueror D'Estaing during the assault on Savannah

The new world, the discovery of the Americas: The conqueror D'Estaing during the assault on Savannah
5313689 The new world, the discovery of the Americas: The conqueror D'Estaing during the assault on Savannah.; SeM Studio/UIG

Background imageConqueror Collection: The Famous Library of King Ashur-bani-pal at Nineveh (colour litho)

The Famous Library of King Ashur-bani-pal at Nineveh (colour litho)
8661437 The Famous Library of King Ashur-bani-pal at Nineveh (colour litho) by Le Quesne, Fernand (1856-c.1900); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Famous Library of King Ashur-bani-pal at Nineveh)




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"Conqueror: From the Battle of Hastings to Genghis Khan" In the iconic painting, "Battle of Hastings IC008_018, " we witness the defining moment when William I, known as William the Conqueror, triumphed over Harold II in 1066. This historic clash forever altered the course of English history. Another depiction capturing this pivotal event is seen in Wilkin's artwork titled "Battle of Hastings K021254. " The intensity and determination on both sides are palpable as they wage war for power and control. Traveling back even further in time, we arrive at Old Sarum J030098, an ancient hill fort that witnessed countless battles and conquests throughout its existence. It stands as a testament to human ambition and territorial dominance. The Battle of Hastings J960036 serves as a reminder of how one man's ambition can reshape an entire nation. William I's victory solidified his reign over England and established him as a legendary conqueror. Beyond Europe, conquest took various forms across different continents. In "The cacique of Tabasco presents to Hernan Cortes twenty Indians, " we glimpse at Hernan Cortes' role in conquering Mexico during the Spanish colonization era. Moving eastward, we encounter another formidable conqueror - Genghis Khan. A Chinese silk album leaf from Yuan Dynasty showcases his might and influence during his Mongol Empire rule. Even Holy Roman Emperors sought to expand their dominion through military campaigns. Frederick I Barbarossa was one such ruler who left an indelible mark on European history with his ambitious conquests. Throughout history, battles like those fought at Hastings have shaped nations and empires alike. They remind us that behind every great empire or civilization lies a conqueror who dared to dream big and seize opportunities for greatness.