Magnus Maximus (Latin: Flavius Magnus Maximus Augustus, Welsh: Macsen Wledig) (ca. 335 – August 28, 388) was Western Roman Emperor from 383 to 388. In 383 as commander of Britain, he usurped the throne against emperor Gratian; and through negotiation with emperor Theodosius I the following year he was made emperor in Britannia and Gaul – while Gratian's brother Valentinian II retained Italy, Pannonia, Hispania, and Africa.
Detail of Bayeux Tapestry - The Bayeux tapestry is one of the supreme achievements of the Norman Romanesque era. Its survival almost intact over nine centuries is little short of miraculous. the 70 meter long scene depicts the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings 14. October 1066.
During this time period, the British Empire held a substantial position in world power. Canada, New Zealand, and Australia remained and part of the British Empire and relied on the British economy. European culture prevailed in all three of these colonized areas.
Poppa de Valois Duchess of Normandy. (picture and lineage disputed). First wife of Robert (aka Raoul Rodolf Rolf Rollo Hrolfr Rollon Rou) /Ragnvaldsson/ of Norway. Daughter of Berengar II of Neustria, Count of Bayeux and Rennes, Margrave of the Breton. Mother of WILLIAM LONGSWORD.