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William died while leading a battle in Northern France in 1087. His oldest son Robert became Duke of Normandy and his second son William became king of England. Interesting Facts about William the Conqueror. Even when he was king of England he spent most of his time in Normandy. William's wife Matilda was only 4 feet 2 inches tall.


Here are some facts about William the Conqueror (William I), the first Norman King of England. William I was born in about 1028. He was the illegitimate child of the Duke of Normandy, Robert I and Herleva, his mistress. In 1035, William became Duke of Normandy. Edward the Confessor, the King of England, was William’s […]


William the Conqueror Biography for Kids : ... William quelled any resistance to his reign by plundering land in the north of England (known as the Harrying of the North). During his reign as King, William ordered the building of numerous bridges and castles, including the Tower of London. ...


William the Conqueror changed the course of the history of England and earned his name by taking over the entire country and making himself king in the year 1066.


William the Conqueror (or William I) ruled over England for twenty one years and over Normandy for fifty two. He became Duke of Normandy in his childhood and later carried out the audacious conquest of England which changed the country forever. Here are 10 interesting facts about William I, the Norman king of England.


William I of England (c. 1027 –1087), also known as William the Conqueror, was the first Norman King of England (1066–1087). He was also the Duke of Normandy from 1035 until his death. At the Battle of Hastings William defeated Harold Godwinson, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.


This is the second video for the documentary about William the Conqueror. There is reference to his army and to the events that took place in the Battle of Hastings. And to the consequences in England.


William the Conqueror was a complicated man who began life as the illegitimate son of a French nobleman and ended life as a King who had conquered northern France, England and Scotland. A ruthless warrior, he was also a gifted ruler and administrator, and a highly religious man who loved is wife dearly.


Timeline outlining William the Conqueror’s life, ... William’s next achievement was an unparalleled undertaking in medieval history – a vast survey of all the land and holdings in England.


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