William of Normandy, William the Conqueror

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William the Conqueror
A romantic nineteenth century artists impression of King William I of England
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A romantic nineteenth century artists impression of King William I of England
British Royalty
House of Normandy

William I
Children
Robert Curthose
William Rufus
Adela of Blois
Henry Beauclerc
William II
Henry I
Children
Empress Maud
William Adelin
Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester
Stephen

William I (c. 1027 – September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. Known alternatively as William of Normandy, William the Conqueror and William the Bastard, he was the illegitimate and only son of Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy, and Herleva, the daughter of a tanner. Born in Falaise, Normandy, now in France, William succeeded to the throne of England by right of conquest by winning the Battle of Hastings in 1066 in what has become known as the Norman Conquest. From [1], in the public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. … From [1], in the public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. … The Normans (adapted from the name Northmen or Norsemen) were a mixture of the indigenous Gauls of France and of the Viking invaders under the leadership of Rollo (Gange Rolf). … This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. … Robert (called Curthose for his short squat appearance) (c. … William II (called Rufus, perhaps because of his red-faced appearance, or maybe his bloody reign) (c. … Adela of Blois (c. … Henry I (c. … William II (called Rufus, perhaps because of his red-faced appearance, or maybe his bloody reign) (c. … Henry I (c. … Empress Maud (1102 – September 10, 1167) is the title by which Matilda, daughter and dispossessed heir of King Henry I of England and his wife Maud of Scotland (herself daughter of Malcolm III Canmore and St. … William Adelin (1103 – November 25, 1120) was the only legitimate son of Henry I of England and his wife Maud of Scotland. … Robert of Gloucester also frequently refers to the historian Robert_of_Gloucester Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester (~1090 – October 31, 1147) was an illegitimate son of Henry I of England, and one of the dominant figures of the English Anarchy period. … Stephen (1096 – October 25, 1154), the last Norman King of England, reigned from 1135 to 1154, when he was succeeded by his cousin Henry II, the first of the Angevin or Plantagenet Kings. … Events March 26 – Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II Holy Roman Emperor. … September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). … Events May 9 – The remains of Saint Nicholas were brought to Bari. … This is a list of British monarchs, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of some of the various kingdoms that have existed on, or incorporated, the island of Great Britain, namely: England (united with Wales from 1536) up to 1707; Scotland up to 1707; The Kingdom of Great Britain… Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (2001) – Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion… Events January 6 – Harold II is crowned King of England the day after Edward the Confessor dies. … Illegitimacy was a term in common usage for the condition of being born of parents who are not validly married to one another; the legal term is bastardy. … Robert I (or Robert the Magnificent) (c. … The Duke of Normandy is a title held (or claimed) by various Norman, English, French and British rulers from the 10th century. … Herleva (or Arlette) was the mother of William the Conqueror. … Falaise is a commune in the Calvados département, in the Basse-Normandie administrative région, in Normandy, north-western France. … Normandy is a geographical region in northern France. … The Battle of Hastings was the decisive Norman victory in the Norman conquest of England in 1066. … Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. …

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