WILLIAM the CONQUEROR of NORMANDY, KING of ENGLAND 27th G GRANDFATHER c. 1028-1087. 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. England, British History, British Monarchy, English History, Sons, Families History, King Williams, Families Trees, Normandy
On this day 6th January, 1066 the last Anglo-Saxon King of England Harold II was crowned. He reigned for ten months before he died at the Battle of Hastings, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror. Harold was the first of only three Kings of England to have died in battle, the other being Richard I and Richard III
William the Conqueror William was born in around 1028, in Falaise, Normandy. William was duke of Normandy and, as William I, the first Norman king of England. He defeated and killed the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, King Harold II, at the Battle of Hastings. He was known as 'William the Bastard' to his contemporaries.
William I (1028 - 1087). Known as William the Conqueror. King from 1066 - 1087. Killed King Harold in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. He also commissioned the Domesday book. He married Matilda of Flanders and had several children.
William I (circa 1028 – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes as William the Bastard,[a] was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. Descended from Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the title of William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066.
Henry I, King of England - The fourth son of William the Conqueror, Henry succeeded his elder brother William II as King in 1100 and defeated his eldest brother, Robert Curthose, to become Duke of Normandy in 1106. He married Princess Matilda of Scotland to unite the Normans and Saxons.
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.
Henry I (c. 1068 / 1069 – 1 December 1135) was King of England from 1100 to 1135. The fourth son of William the Conqueror, Henry succeeded his elder brother William II as King in 1100 and defeated his eldest brother, Robert Curthose, to become Duke of Normandy in 1106.
BALDWIN IV COUNT OF FLANDERS 980–1035. He was the son of Arnulf II, Count of Flanders. His mother was Rozala of Lombardy. Baldwin first married Ogive of Luxembourg. He later married Eleanor of Normandy daughter of Richard II of Normandy. His granddaughter, Matilda of Flanders, would go on to marry William the Conqueror starting the line of Anglo-Norman Kings of England. 30th G GRANDFATHER