In January of 1066, King Edward the Confessor, the last king of the House of Essex, died without an heir to the English throne. Such a phenomenon led to a power vacuum and placed the monarchy into a volatile position. Many leaders from different parts of Europe, particularly the Anglo-Saxons and the Norwegians, scrambled for a place on the throne, which led to heightened tensions among the claimants and even among Anglo-saxons themselves. Furthermore, the various Earls of England were divided along familial lines, and the crisis heightened these existing conflicts. Who will ultimately take the English throne? How will the contenders reconcile their respective interests to the throne? The English monarchy is at the brink of collapse, and it is up to you to maintain it.