Duke William-of-Normandy.William the Conqueror . . . William I of England. He is our 27th Great Grandfather on Mother's Father's side. He married Matilda of Flanders. We also related to him on the Norton's side, LaRue's side British History, England, British Monarchy, English History, Families History, King Williams, Families Trees, Normandy, Conqueror
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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.
Tomb of William the Conqueror - By RicardMN Photography
Matilda of Flanders, Queen of England-According to legend, when Duke William II of Normandy (later known as William the Conqueror) sent his representative to ask for Matilda's hand in marriage, she told the representative that she was far too high-born to consider marrying a bastard.
GUILAUME "WILLIAM I" LONG SWORD" Normandy 0900-0943 son of ROLLO who was the great, great, great grandfather of William the Conqueror.. He was ambushed and killed by followers of Arnulf while at a peace conference to settle their differences. William fathered his son, Richard I "the Fearless" with Sporta who was a Breton captive and his concubine. Richard succeeded him.
The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth—not an actual tapestry—nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings. It is likely that it was commissioned by Bishop Odo, William's half-brother, and made in England—not Bayeux—in the 1070s.