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When William the Conqueror seized control of England in 1066, he ordered the construction of several forts on the Thames to defend London against attack. The most famous was the Tower of London, pictured here in the 1400s.

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.

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William the Conqueror - tomb of William the Conqueror, also known as King William I of England.

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William the Conqueror, King of England

Edward V. and Richard, Duke of York-The Princes in the Tower-England’s King Edward IV. died leaving his sons in the care of his brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Richard placed the boys in the Tower of London in preparation of the eldest son, Edward’s, coronation. The boys disappeared in 1483 and Richard assumed the throne. It was long assumed that Richard ordered the Princes murdered. Some historians now theorize Henry VII. may have been responsible for their deaths.

Beaker with archer and bull, ca. 10th–9th century B.C. Iron Age II. Western Iran. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1948 (48.178.1) #Olympics #London2012

King William I ('The Conqueror')

King of England funeral masks at Tower of London