William the Conqueror Changing the Course of English History After successfully invading England, William the Conqueror changed the course of English history. The illegitimate son of Robert I of Normandy, William became Duke of Normandy on his father's death in 1035. With many in his family eager to profit from his death, his childhood was dangerous: three of his guardians died violently and his tutor was murdered. In 1042 he began to take more personal control, but his attempts to bring his subjects into line caused problems. From 1046 until 1055 he dealt with a series of baronial rebellions.
In the lead up to the battle of Hastings, William’s men had done considerable damage to the area around Hastings ("Hastings."). Just two weeks before, William, the duke of Normandy had invaded England, claiming his right to the English throne ("Hastings."). In 1501, people believe that William had visited England to visit his cousin Edward the confessor, he is a childless En... ... middle of paper ... ...iams arrows, then his forces were destroyed ("Battle of Hastings). He was the last Anglo-Saxon King in England ("Battle of Hastings). King Harold I is defeated by the Norman forces of the conqueror William at Hastings, it was fought on Senlac hill, seven miles away from Hastings, England ("Battle of Hastings).
William the Conqueror Missing Works Cited William the conqueror was the bastard son of Robert the Devil, the sixth Norman duke, and a tanner’s daughter named Arlette. In those days it was common for noble men to have children without marriage. Robert was either eighteen or nineteen years old when he first saw William’s mother Arlette. He summoned for her to come to his castle and Arlette moved in with Robert and stayed until he got rid of her. When William was about seven-years-old his father took a pilgrimage to the holy city of Jerusalem.
Edward pretended he want to rule France and France din’t want to go to war so they gave him the land that his family has bin fighting for for many years. In 1330 the war really started and England's first move was to put 4,000 to 7,000 troops on a pace of land that they owned in France called Gascony. In the first Phases England was losing. The French attacked first, and wouldn’t stop to let england retaliate. It took a long time for a retaliation.
John’s rule was so disastrous that it only lasted six months before he was sent back home. He ended up earning the embarrassing nickname “John Lacklands” as a result of the debacle. Just before the death of Henry II, his oldest son, Richard I or Richard the Lionhearted, began yet another rebellion in 1189 to take control of the throne and more importantly, the significant lands that Henry still held. Henry II soon died, and Richard I inherited the throne. Richard I is remembered as a fierce warrior because of his role in the crusades, but honestly it was Richard’s disinterest in England that helped John I cause so much destruction.
In 1066 when his claim to the English throne was threatened by Harold Godwinson. Due to the fact that Harold Godwinson overlooked the dead king's wishes. Edward the Confessor, sworn his loyalty to William of Normandy when he died not to Harold. Harold Godwinson promptly had himself proclaimed king. It was only a matter of months before William, Duke of the large and powerful duchy of Normandy in France, paid Harold a visit to bring to his remembrance his own claim to the throne.
With the support of the Church and an army of around 7,000, William landed his arm... ... middle of paper ... ... had animal hides laid about as an insult towards William’s mother. This slight infuriated William to such a great extent, he lashed out by savagely killing many of the citizens of the town, to defend his mother’s name. This act of brutality marked one of the last times of anarchy and William now had complete authority over Normandy. Through excellent skill in combat, thought out courting, and striking fear William had regained control of what was once his father’s. Works Cited "William I."
William was growing impatient, and he sent a wave of spearmen to assault the shield wall, all of whom were pushed ... ... middle of paper ... ..., and William became known as “William the conqueror.” Despite having decent control over his newly claimed territory, he continued to clash with his eldest son during his time as king. William the II was given England after his father’s death, and brought a period of peace and influence throughout England. The battle of Hastings is now regarded as one of history’s most important conflicts, and it completely changed the English way of life and ended a long period of Anglo-Saxon rule over England. Works Cited http://www.examiner.com/article/england-s-anarchy-war-turns-to-stalemate-1139-1146 http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/NormanConquest/a/The-Norman-Conquest-Of-1066.htm http://faculty.history.wisc.edu/sommerville/123/123%209%20Norman%20Conquest.htm http://normans.etrusia.co.uk/whowere.php http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/418324/Norman-Conquest
The Black Prince tried to retreat back into English territor... ... middle of paper ... ...bury, marched to Castillon, and attacked the lines of the besiegers, but were taken in flank by a sortie from the French entrenchments and totally defeated, Talbot being slain. On October 19 following, Bordeaux opened her gates to the French. Although in terms of military tactics, weapons, and organization, England was clearly superior, France was too large and heavily populated to be occupied permanently. It had been the civil war within France that had created the opportunity for English, and when the quarrel was healed, and France unites against England. It took many years to drive England all the way out of France, and the city of Calais didn't fall until the 16th century.
William had come to England claiming his right to the throne of England. In 1051, 12 years before the battle in 1066 William has came to England to visit his cousin Edward, the confessor. Edward, Williams’s cousin had promised William his heir to the throne but Edward was sickly and almost to die so he gave the kingdom to Harold godwine. Harold was head of the leading family and had more power than the previous king of England. Some time in January of 1066 Edward had died.