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    William the Conqueror

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    Before starting the pilgrimage, he presented to the nobles his seven year old child demanding their allegiance. "He is little", the father said, "but he will grow, and, if God please, he will mend." William, after a period of anarchy, became the ruler of Normandy in his father's place at the age of nine. William had a youth of clean life and of much natural piety, while the years of storm and stress through which he passed gave him an endurance of character which lasted to his life's end. During the time

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    William the Conqueror

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    important figures arose to lead nations to great conquests. This list of important figures includes William the Conqueror who had risen from somewhat humble beginnings to become the conqueror of England. Descendants of Viking raiders, the Normans eventually came to settle in a region in the northern portion of France. Before long, they developed their own culture and grew in might. And so, when William, the Duke of Normandy at the time, conquered England, he became the first Norman King of England

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    rather a conqueror from a foreign land. He is most well known as William the Conqueror and the date 1066, is remembered as the year of his arrival to Anglo-Saxon England when he began the famous Norman invasion. This alien invader to the British island was a Duke in the northern region of France. To be more specific, he was the Duke of Normandy, a province of France whose culture was descended from the Norse influence of Vikings. In a series of tactfully genius military battles, William the Conqueror

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    William the Conqueror and his Patronage William I, better known as William the Conqueror, began his medieval and political career at a young age when his father left him to go on a crusade. Effectively William became the Duke of Normandy. He had to fight against other members of the Norman royalty who desired William's land and treasure. William learned at an early age that the men who ruled Europe during the middle ages were primarily interested in their own greed at the expense of all else,

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    Conquest and Dynasty of William the Conqueror The Norman Conquest of Anglo-Saxon England (1066) Duke William of Normandy’s claim on England’s crown was based, in part, on the fact that he was distantly related to Edward the Confessor, the Saxon King of England. However, his more legitimate claim also was based on an event that occurred in 1054 when Harold of Wessex was shipwrecked on the shore of Normandy. Harold was rescued, and then imprisoned by his host, Duke William of Normandy. To secure

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    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

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    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

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    William the Conqueror William the Conqueror was born in 1028, in the town Falaise, France. Back in the day he was known as “William the Bastard” or “William the Conqueror”, whichever people would prefer. He was given the name “William the Bastard” because whenever he was conceived his parents were not married. After sometime has passed, his mom finally married a man, however, that man was not his father. At an early age he became the Duke of Normandy, which happened when he reached the age of 8

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    William I The Conqueror

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    WILLIAM I 'THE CONQUEROR' (r. 1066-1087) Born around 1028, 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. On his father's death in 1035, William was recognised by his family as the heir - an exception to the general rule that illegitimacy barred succession. His great uncle looked after the Duchy during

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    The Rise of the Norman Empire

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    the wall!” shouted King Harold II as the Normans began to work their way past the Anglo-Saxon shield wall. The Anglo-Saxon empire reigned over London for its fair share of time before William the Duke of Normandy decided to take it from them. William was the son of Robert I and his wife was Matilda of Flanders. William was of Viking origin and he spoke French. King Harold II was ruler of London after King Harold I died. King Harold II was the last Anglo-Saxon King of England. In the year 1066 a great

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