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William the Conqueror, King of England

Seal of William Duke of Normandy as King of England

William I, the Conqueror as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry

Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror and Queen consort of England

John "Lackland", King of England, Our 23 Great Grandfather on mother's father's side, Welch-Stubblefield-Ligon-Beauchamp side He married Isabelle Angouleme.

Harold II 1066 The last Anglo-Saxon king of England, January to October 1066. He was defeated and killed by William of Normandy (William the Conqueror) at the famous Battle of Hastings.

Duke William of Normandy crossing the English Channel before his invasion of England (1066)

Matilda of Flanders, consort of William the Conqueror

John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk (1421/1430 - 1485). First Howard Duke of Norfolk. He was close to Richard III of England, who he died with during the Battle of Bosworth Field. He married twice, first to Margaret Chedworth, and then to Catherine Moleyns, and had seven children between his marriages. Our 15th Great Grandfather on the Howard-Mayo side (Mother's father's side Welch-Stubblefield side)

Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conquerer.

William the Conqueror. England's Hitler. He kept himself on the throne by using the art of terror. When some northerners rose up against him he caused citizens to be slaughtered and the lands to be destroyed, reducing the population of the north of England by 50 per cent. I have not heard of such atrocities by any other English ruler against the citizens of England itself.