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Henny Penny
Henny Penny • 1 year ago

William the Conqueror of Normandy, King of England * William was the illegitimate son of Duke Robert I of Normandy, and Herleve (also known as Arlette), daughter of a tanner in Falaise. Known as 'William the Bastard' to his contemporaries, his illegitimacy shaped his career when he was young.

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