William the Conqueror
Kings and Queens Photo: William The Conqueror
House of Normandy - William I, William the Bastard, William the Conqueror (Guillaume le Bâtard) 25 December 1066–1087 - born c. 1028, Falaise Castle son of Robert I, Duke of Normandy, and Herleva - died 9 September 1087 Rouen aged 59 after wounding himself on the saddle when his horse stumbled. Buried at Saint Etienne Abbey
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William I (circa 1028 – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes as William the Bastard,[a] was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. Descended from Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the title of William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066.
William I, Kings and Queens of England, London Online
( - p.mc.n. ) William the Conqueror, King of England (1028-1087)-The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the style William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066.
Edward the Confessor was the second-last Anglo-Saxon king of England, ruling from 1042 until 1066. It was confusion, disagreement, and treachery over who his successor should be that led to the Norman Conquest. The two rivals for the throne were Harold (the last Anglo-Saxon king) and William of Normandy, whose army killed Harold in the Battle of Hastings.