Robert le Magnifique Duc de Normandie, William the conqueror's father, was the great-great-grandson of Rollo the Ganger, Viking founder of Normandy. He was also a descendent of Charlemagne through his mother, Judith de Bretagne. My great-grandfather.
House of Wessex Family Tree. Cynric, King of Wessex, son of Cerdic, was King from During his reign it is said that he captured Old Sarum and that in 556 he and his son Ceawlin won a battle against the Britons at Beranburh (Barbury Castle).
William Tyndale: Translated Bible to English. For his efforts he was tried on a charge of heresy in 1536 and condemned to death. Tyndale "was strangled to death while tied at the stake, and then his dead body was burned".