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    William the Conqueror's Statue

    King William I. (The Conqueror)

    Tomb of William the Conqueror - By RicardMN Photography

    Gravestone of William the Conqueror in St Stephen’s Monastery in Caen.

    Tomb of Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror's eldest son.

    Warwick Castle, England ~ Founded in 1068 by William the Conqueror

    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.

    William the Conqueror

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

    birthplace of William the Conqueror.

    Dinner William I "the Conqueror"~William was the son of Robert, the 6th Duke of Normandy and his girlfriend Herleva. Robert and Herleva were both between seventeen and twenty years of age when William was born in 1028, and they never did get married. Robert set off on a pilgrimmage to the Holy Land in the autumn of 1034 and he died in early July 1035 at Nicaea in Asia Minor, William was left a six (nearly seven) year old illegitimate child in a cruel mediæval world.

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    William The Conqueror 1066 1087 England Silver

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

    :::::::::::: Antique Photograph ::::::::::: Sarah Forbes Bonetta, born in West Africa was captured and became a slave of the King of Dahomey at 5 years old. In June 1850, Commodore Forbes of H.M.S. Bonetta arrived in Dahomey and the King presented him with the girl as a present for Queen Victoria. She was brought back to England and Victoria and Albert paid for her education. Later when Sally was married, Queen Victoria was godmother to their first child, named Victoria in her honour.

    Catherine de Valois Queen of England (1401-1437),daughter of Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria. Married Henry V and after his death Owen Tudor. She was the grandmother of Henry Tudor who bbecame Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty.

    HENRY II PLANTAGENET was born on this day 5th March, 1133 and became the first Plantagenet King of England