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In 1061 a band of Norman knights arrived in Sicily and within 10 years, the island was under their rule. They were to remain in power less than a hundred and twenty years, and yet their reign is one of the most celebrated in Sicilian history. Journalist Ros Belford talks to Sicily-specialist Damian Croft and asks him just how the Normans achieved this astonishing conquest.

The Normans in Sicily Esplora Travel

    • Society & Culture

In 1061 a band of Norman knights arrived in Sicily and within 10 years, the island was under their rule. They were to remain in power less than a hundred and twenty years, and yet their reign is one of the most celebrated in Sicilian history. Journalist Ros Belford talks to Sicily-specialist Damian Croft and asks him just how the Normans achieved this astonishing conquest.

    The Norman conquest of Sicily

    The Norman conquest of Sicily

    In 1061 a band of Norman knights arrived in Sicily and within 10 years, the island was under their rule. Journalist Ros Belford talks to Sicily-specialist Damian Croft and asks him just how the Normans achieved this astonishing conquest.

    • 25 min

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