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Tomb of William the Conqueror in Abbaye-aux-Hommes, in Caen, Normandy. William I, also known as William the Conqueror (Guillaume le Conqu�rant), was the first Norman King of England from Christmas 1066 until his death. He was also Duke of Normandy from 3 July 1035 until his death, under the name William II. [He & wife, Matilda Flanders, are my ancestors.. BK Thigpen]

Henry I, King of England - The fourth son of William the Conqueror, Henry succeeded his elder brother William II as King in 1100 and defeated his eldest brother, Robert Curthose, to become Duke of Normandy in 1106. He married Princess Matilda of Scotland to unite the Normans and Saxons.

Lincoln Castle, England. Built by William the Conqueror. Katherine Swynford is buried here, along with her daughter Joan Beaufort.

Normandy France - the place where the ancestors of so many of us came from and made their way to England with William the Conqueror.

Trying to relearn my history. I hope you enjoy my attempt. Egbert 827-839 The first king of England [I think not. Perhaps it was Brutus the Britain [875 BC?] or descendant, Llud of Ludgate the son of Beli the Great. They are the Mawr line from the Trojans & High Druid Kings, my ancestors; & married into the original Christian family... BK Thigpen]

My ancestor King Aethelwulf (839-858) the only known child of Egbert - 1st King of England. Aethelwulf was the father of Alfred The Great and is my 36th great grandfather. [My ancestors, too... OSLACING, Osburga * b. ABT 0810 of ISLE OF WIGHT * d. AFT 0876 * m. ECGBRYHTING, King Ethelwulf... BK Thigpen]

King John Lackland my 23rd great grandfather Directly descended from 3 of his children: Joan, Princess of Wales (illegitimate) Richard of Dover (FitzJohn / FitzRoy) (illegitimate) and Henry III King of England

Marjorie Bruce (1296 - 1316)Flickr - Photo Sharing! daughter of King Robert the Bruce of Scotland 20th GGM. Ancestor

The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth—not an actual tapestry—nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings. It is likely that it was commissioned by Bishop Odo, William's half-brother, and made in England—not Bayeux—in the 1070s.

Blanche of Artois - 21st Maternal Great Grandmother, wife of Edmund "Crouchback" Plantagenet and daughter of Robert Capet, Prince of France. [My ancestors.. BK Thigpen]

Llywelyn ap Iorwerth 1172-April 11 1240 (Llywelyn I, 'The Great'), who united and ruled Wales for forty years of fractious peace with England until his death in 1240. Probably born at Dolwyddelan in the Conwy Valley, ap Iorwerth was buried at Aberconwy Abbey. [My ancestor... BK Thigpen]