The Middle Ages were a dark period full of wars and violence. Time of kings, knights and castle sieges. The politicians were more brutal, but warlords and the kings led the armies into battle themselves. Everything started when king Edward died. He had no children, so there were no heirs. The elections took place. Harold was chosen to be the next king of the country. He was not a relative or friend of the late king. Lots of other powerful people also wanted such power. Soon the Norwegian army invaded this land. Edward’s mother was from Norway, and Edward as a child also lived there. The Scandinavians believed they had more rights to the crown. King Harold died in battle. The well-known William the Conqueror became the next ruler of this land.