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    • At The Edge Of The World

      William I (The Conqueror) c. 1028 – 9 September 1087. Ordered the royal land enquiry that became known as Domesday book. Find out more about King William's Domesday Court here:

    • Arthur T. Corry

      King William The Conqueror, the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087; great Grandfather to Montagu William Lowry-Corry.

    • Eloise J. Howell

      King William I The Conqueror 1028-1087 Ruled 1066-1087 William and his Norman army defeat Harold II and the Anglo Saxons at the Battle of Hastings. Harold is killed and, after subduing the south of the country William is crowned King of England.

    • Patricia Molinaro

      King William the Conqueror~Reign: 1066-1080 William the Conqueror is best known for his victory over the Saxons at Hastings, generally acknowledged as the birth of the modern Kingdom of England. He then became the first Norman monarch and founded the Kingdom of England. He was murdered in 1080 by his power-crazed son, Henry 'Rufus' I.

    • Susan Cannon Richter

      ancestor on both sides William the Conqueror of Normandy, King of England *(1024-1087) 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.

    • Lindsey Ark

      King William I The Conqueror (1066 - 1087) He was the illegitimate son of Duke Robert the Devil whom he succeeded as Duke of Normandy in 1035. William invaded England in September 1066, defeating Harold II Godwineson at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066. William's coronation took place in Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1066. He completed the establishment of feudalism in England. My 29th great grandpa

    • Robin Patascher

      William I, usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. Born: 1028, Falaise, France * Chateau Chaisneys de Tersillac This 2200 acre estate was gifted to Jacque de Noblette by William Duke of Normandy for his loyal service at the Battle of Hastings. 1067 - My ancestor Jacques de Noblette was knighted by William Duke of Normandy

    • Mark Davis

      King William I The Conqueror (1066-1087). House of Normandy. 25th great-grandfather to Queen Elizabeth II. Conquered England as the first Norman King. Completed the establishment of feudalism in England, compiling detailed records of land and property in the Domesday Book and kept the barons firmly under control. Died in Rouen after a fall from his horse and is buried in Caen, France. He was succeeded by his son William II. Generation 31 on family tree.

    • Kristal James

      Very good blog on English history, if I do say so myself :)

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