Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Explore 9 1087, Conqueror William, and more!

The gravestone of William the Conqueror in St Stephen’s Monastery in Caen, France - - - 'Here is buried the victorious William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England, builder and founder (of this abbey) who died in the year 1087' - - - -

Robert, Duke of Normandy. Son of William the Conqueror; was intended to be king after the death of his brother William Rufus but their younger brother Henry I had other ideas! I had no idea he was buried in England

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.

Matilda of Flanders, queen consort of England and wife of William the Conqueror, by Carle Elshoecht (1850). Luxembourg Garden, Paris. Photo by Tosca