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John Woodbridge

10 Things You May Not Know About William the Conqueror - HISTORY Lists - 0 views

  • 1. He was of Viking extraction
  • 2. He had reason to hate his original name.
  • 3. His future bride wanted nothing to do with him at first.
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  • 4. He couldn’t bear any disrespect toward his mother.
  • 5. He made England speak Franglais
  • 6. His jester was the first casualty of the Battle of Hastings
  • 7. He was touchy about his weight
  • 8. His body exploded at his funeral
  • 9. He is an ancestor of millions of people.
  • 10. He’s responsible for scores of British Wills.
    This is a list of facts that give a deeper sense of who William was as a person and how these might have impacted his daily decisions.
Cameron G.

William the Conqueror - 2 views

  • Reigned as King of England: 1066 - 1087
  • born in 1028
  • son of Robert I the Duke of Normandy
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  • six daughters and four sons
  • Married: Matilda of Flanders in 1052
  • Accomplishments or why William the Conqueror was famous: Victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
  • Cause of the Death of William the Conqueror: Riding accident when he fell from his horse
  • Character of William the Conqueror: Tough, brave, inspirational and religious
  • crowned King of England in January 1067 at Westminster Abbey, London
  • Building great castles in England, including the Tower of London
  • Battle of HastingsBayeux Tapestry
  • Nickname William the Bastard
  • fought off the Viking invasion led by King Hardrada in the North of England
  • instituted his strategy for medieval warfare of building castles
  • Tower of London
  • The Doomsday Book which was begun in 1086 and contained detailed records of 13,418 settlements in England
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Jacob S

Normans - William the Conqueror - 4 views

  • William was a distant cousin of the English King Edward the Confessor and claimed that Edward, who had no children, had promised him the throne of England. He also claimed that when Harold Godwineson had been shipwrecked off Normandy, he had sworn to support his claim.
  • When Harold Godwineson was crowned King of England, William, with the approval of the Pope, began planning an invasion to take what was rightfully his. 
  • By the time that he was twenty-seven, he had earned himself a good reputation as a strong leader. He defended Normandy well from repeated attacks by the French and was feared as a military leader.
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    The name who bring feudalism to Britain.
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