Since hosting the coronation of William the Conqueror on Christmas Day in 1066, the dazzling sanctuary has witnessed an endless procession of royal ceremonies and affairs of state—from the canonization of Edward the Confessor, to the marriage of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, to the funerals of Henry V, Queen Elizabeth I, and Lady Diana.
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Despite numerous attempts, England has not been successfully conquered by a foreign power since William the Conqueror almost a thousand years ago.
’Perhaps it doesn’t understand English,’ thought Alice; ’I daresay it’s a French mouse, come over with William the Conqueror.’