Lord Byron

The Conquest

The Son of Love and Lord of War I sing;
Him who bade England bow to Normandy 
And left the name of conqueror more than king
To his unconquerable dynasty.
Not fann'd alone by Victory's fleeting wing, 
He rear'd his bold and brilliant throne on high:
The Bastard kept, like lions, his prey fast,
And Britain's bravest victor was the last.