Mora, William’s the
Conqueror’s ship,
will be resurrected

The La Mora - Guillaume le Conquérant association team wishes Greetings and 2023 fulfilling new year

The key stages of the project



Start of the restoration of the buildings



Opening to the public of the scenography and the start of work on Mora


Planned completion of the construction of the boat Mora

The Mora project

The project

A little less than a thousand years after the Normandy Conquest, the dream of resurrecting Mora, the flagship aboard which the Duke of Normandy crossed the English Channel in September 1066 to conquer England, became a possibility.

The association

The non-profit-making La Mora – Guillaume le Conquérant association was officially set up on 2 February 2018 in Honfleur with three main missions: to bring Mora back to life through a show site open to the public, to create a scenographic journey, and to be a lever for employment, integration and training.


The reconstruction of Mora is intended to be as authentic as possible and forms part of an experimental archaeology project. It relies on the iconography of the Bayeux Tapestry, on the expertise of its scientific committee and on the empirical knowledge of the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark.

William the Conqueror

The son of Robert the Magnificent, William the Conqueror had been the Duke of Normandy since 1035. He did know his cousin King Edward the Confessor who, before his demise, appointed him successor to the throne of England. However, upon the death of the king on 5 January 1066, another pretender, Harold Godwinson, a powerful English baron, grabbed the crown for himself.

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Our Partners

Thank you to our partners, the story of the naval levy and the Normandy Conquest by William Conqueror will be revived.