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King Rollo the Danish Viking grandfather of William the Conquerer who invaded and seized the crown of England in 1066. William claimed that he had been promised the English thrown on the death of it's then ruler William's cousin Edward the Confessor, his invasion was claimed to be aimed at claiming what was rightfully his...


Robert the Magnificent (1000 – 1035) was the Duke of Normandy from 1027 until his death. He was the father of William the Conqueror who became in King of England in 1066 and was the great, great grandson of the famous Viking leader and first Duke of Normandy Rollo. My 26th, 27th, 28th (x2) 29th, 30th, 31st & 32nd GGF.

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Period Dramas-Medieval Times 476-1453 - a list by eliza_gaskell

*William the conqueror battles King Harold...William the Conqueror was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. Descended from Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the title of William II.


Rollo (Robert I) c. 846 – c. 931 the Viking Founder and Ruler of Normandy. Granted by King Charles III of France in the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte : my 29x Great Grandfather


King Edward I In 1254, Eleanor of Castile and Edward were married on 1 November 1254 in the Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas in Castile. Edward and Eleanor had at least fourteen children, perhaps as many as sixteen. Of these, five daughters survived into adulthood, but only one boy outlived Edward: the future King Edward II.

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Who were the Normans?

Rollo led raids on Northern France in the 9th century. Rollo and his Viking men sailed up and down the river Seine terrorising the locals. The lands were rich in game and the rivers filled with fish; the Vikings liked what they saw. In 911 Rollo and the King of France struck a deal – King Charles III offered Rollo the lands he wanted if he followed 2 simple rules; 1, He defends the lands from other Viking raiders, and 2, he and his men convert to Christianity. Rollo agreed and Normandy was…