48 BC Pompey the Great was murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt.
1066 William the Conqueror and his Norman army arrived in England, landing at Pevensey, beginning the Norman Conquest.
1106 The Battle of Tinchebrai: Henry I of England defeated his brother, Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy. Henry's knights won a decisive victory, capturing Robert and imprisoning him in England and then Wales until Robert's death in Cardiff Castle. England and Normandy remained under a single ruler until 1204.