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. British History, England, British Monarchy, English History, Families History, King Williams, Families Trees, Normandy, Conqueror
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 battles King Harold...William the Conqueror 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.
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.
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.
King William I The Conqueror (1066-1087). House of Normandy. 25th great-grandfather to Queen Elizabeth II. In 1072 William led an invasion that forced King Malcolm of Scotland to surrender hostages and swear fealty. 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.