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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.

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    • Arthur T. Corry

      King William The Conqueror, the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087; great Grandfather to Montagu William Lowry-Corry.

    • Catherin Romero

      William I, usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035.

    • melanie cicilio

      William the Conqueror- known as William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087.

    • Eloise J. Howell

      King William I The Conqueror 1028-1087 Ruled 1066-1087 William and his Norman army defeat Harold II and the Anglo Saxons at the Battle of Hastings. Harold is killed and, after subduing the south of the country William is crowned King of England.

    • mui	reiher

      King William I The Conqueror (1066 - 1087) He was the illegitimate son of Duke Robert the Devil whom he succeeded as Duke of Normandy in 1035. Claiming that his 2nd cousin King Edward the Confessor had bequeathed him the English throne, William invaded En

    • Mark Davis

      King William I The Conqueror (1066-1087). House of Normandy. 25th great-grandfather to Queen Elizabeth II. Conquered England as the first Norman King. 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. Generation 31 on family tree.

    • Kelso

      Im directly related to him! King William I The Conqueror (1066 - 1087) He was the illegitimate son of Duke Robert the Devil whom he succeeded as Duke of Normandy in 1035. Claiming that his 2nd cousin King Edward the Confessor had bequeathed him the English throne, William invaded England in September 1066, defeating Harold II Godwineson at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066. William's coronation took place in Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1066. He completed the establishment of feudalism in England.

    • Kristal James

      Very good blog on English history, if I do say so myself :)

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