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William the Conqueror of Normandy, King of England * 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.

Elizabeth Blount who was better known by her nickname of "Bessie", was a mistress of Henry VIII of England...Her relationship with Henry VIII lasted for some length of time, compared to his other affairs, which were generally short-lived and unacknowledged. On 15 June 1519, Blount bore the King an illegitimate son who was named Henry FitzRoy, Soon after the birth of his son, the King began an affair with Mary Boleyn

A coin with the profile of William the Conqueror, or William I of England on it.

EDWARD VI ~ BOY KING, SON OF KING HENRY & QUEEN JANE

The King's and Queen's in England

King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, from January to October 1066. He was defeated and killed by William of Normandy (William the Conqueror) at the famous Battle of Hastings.

William the Conqueror | King William I ( reigned 1066 1087 ) . William , Duke of Normandy was ...

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, King of England (1028-1087)

William the Conqueror | Falaise - Statue of William the Conqueror, Rollo | Flickr - Photo ...