Fascinating facts about big bad Bill the Conqueror and his bully-boys who battled at Hastings. Everyone knows about 1066, and how William the Conqueror's men scored a bull's eye at the Battle of Hastings. Or rather a King's eye. But why did William like conquering so much? Were the Normans abnormal? Probably not -- King Harold and his men were just as fond of cutting off bits of people they didn't like. But that didn't help them when it came to the Battle of Hastings, a fight that had more needle than the Bayeux Tapestry. You can also hear about William the Conqueror's disgusting death.Originally published: London: Hippo, 2001.