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  William I (of England) - MSN Encarta
William I (of England), called The Conqueror (1027-1087), first Norman king of England (1066-1087), who has been called one of the first modern kings and is generally regarded as one of the outstanding figures in western European history.
Born in Falaise, France, William was the illegitimate son of Robert I, duke of Normandy, and Arletta, a tanner’s daughter, and is therefore sometimes called William the Bastard.
William met the opposition, which was particularly violent in the north and west, with strong measures; he was responsible for the devastation of great areas of the country, particularly in Yorkshire, where Danish forces had arrived to aid the Saxon rebels.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for William III of England
William III was STATHOLDER of Holland and took over effective rule of the UNITED PROVINCES (1672–1702) after the crisis of the French invasion in 1672.
1650-1702, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-1702); son of William II, prince of Orange, stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and of Mary, oldest daughter of King Charles I of England.
1859-1941, emperor of Germany and king of Prussia (1888-1918), son and successor of Frederick III and grandson of William I of Germany and of Queen Victoria of England.
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 William II of England
William II (called "Rufus") died August 2, 1100) was the third son of William I "the Conqueror" and was King of England from 1087 until 1100.
William's exact date of birth is unknown, but was some time between the years 1056 and 1060.
The main character of the novels is Walter Tirel (or Tyrell) the supposed assassin of King William, and the main thrust of the plot of the novels is that the assassination was engineered by Henry.
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 William the Conqueror   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
William and his guardians were hard pressed to keep down recurrent rebellions during his minority, and at least once the young duke barely escaped death.
William is said to have visited England in 1051 or 1052, when his cousin Edward the Confessor probably promised that William would succeed him as king of England.
Although William immediately began to build and garrison castles around the country, he apparently hoped to maintain continuity of rule; many of the English nobility had fallen at Hastings, but most of those who survived were permitted to keep their lands for the time being.
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 William III of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
William, the son of William II, Prince of Orange and Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, was born in The Hague.
William was opposed to the imposition of such constraints, but he wisely chose not to engage in a conflict with Parliament and agreed to abide by the statute.
William lost Namur, a part of his Dutch territory, in 1692, and was disastrously beaten at the Battle of Landen in 1693.
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 WILLIAM III. (ENGLAND) - LoveToKnow Article on WILLIAM III. (ENGLAND)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Though he was not blind to the commercial interests of England, he was neglectful of the administration and affairs of her oversea colonies.
William's unpopularity with his new people was, on the whole, unjustified, but his memory is rightly darkened by the stain of the " Massacre of Glencoe." In 1692 he signed an order for the " extirpation " of the Macdonalds, a small clan in the vale of Glencoe.
This was the real aim of William in going to England in 1688, He had set off to secure an ally against Louis, and he came back from his expedition with a crown on his head and a new nation at his back, united in its detestation of popery and of France.
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 William III (of England, Scotland, and Ireland) - MSN Encarta
Born on November 14, 1650, in The Hague, Holland, William was the posthumous son of William II, prince of Orange and stadtholder of the Netherlands, and Mary, eldest daughter of the English King Charles I.
As a result of William's superior diplomacy, however, which also included the strengthening of ties with England by his marriage (1677) to the English princess Mary (eldest daughter of his uncle, James, Duke of York, later King James II), Louis XIV agreed to terminate the war on terms favourable to the Dutch.
William's reign continued to be marked by abortive Jacobite plots to restore James to the throne.
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 William III of England Summary
William's mother was Mary, the oldest daughter of Charles I of England.
William of Orange, the son of William II, Prince of Orange and Mary Stuart, was born in The Hague.
William II held the office of Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Overijssel.
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 William of Orange
William was the third by that name in the notable line of Dutch rulers which began with William the Silent.
William determined to make Mary his wife because he thought it would result in an alliance between the Netherlands and England, which would make the lot of his people easier in their wars with France.
Even given the fact that in William's days the relation between church and state was so close that one could hardly avoid resorting to the sword in defense of the faith, the fact remains that the cause of the gospel is not advanced by human might and power.
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 William II of England Summary
William Rufus inherited the Anglo-Norman settlement whose details are reflected in Domesday Book (1086), a survey that could not have been undertaken anywhere in Europe at that time and a signal of the control of the monarchy; but he did not inherit William's charisma nor political skills.
William was able to claim the revenues of the archbishopric of Canterbury as long as Anselm remained in exile, and Anselm remained in exile until the reign of William's successor, Henry I.
William's body was abandoned by the nobles at the place where he fell, because the law and order of the kingdom died with the king, and they had to flee to their English or Norman estates to secure their interests.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Alan IV, Duke of Brittany
Alan IV had to face an invasion of William I of England and was forced to abandon his duchy in 1086.
This marriage was forced upon Alan and he is presumed responsible for Constance's death by poisoning in 1090 -- William of Malmesbury says she was killed because she was too conservative for the Breton court.
Earls in the Peerage of England Hoel II of Cornwall (died 1084) was Earl of Cornwall and duke of Brittany, from 1066 to his death.
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 William and Mary Furniture of England
William of Orange was Dutch and hence a great deal of Dutch influences entered into English life, not least in the area of William and Mary style furniture.
The reign of King William III and Mary II was short and the style of furniture was in the baroque tradition that had largely taken root in the Restoration period.
In the late 17th century England of William and Mary greater Dutch influence (and later, French) was to be seen and there was much love of baroque splendour and this largely continued into the Queen Anne furniture era.
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 Early Life History - William I Of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Known alternatively as William of Normandy, William the Conqueror and William the Bastard, he was the Illegitimacy and only son of Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy, and Herleva, the daughter of a tanner.
William was born the Family Western-kinship-terminology of Queen Emma of Normandy, wife of King Ethelred the Unready and later of King Canute the Great.
William succeeded to his fathers Duchy of Normandy at the young age of 7 in 1035 and was known as Duke William II of Normandy.
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 Cities and Towns - Hometown England
England is named after the Angles, one of a number of Germanic tribes believed to have originated in Angeln in Northern Germany, who settled in England in the 5th and 6th centuries.
England comprises the central and southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain, plus offshore islands of which the largest is the Isle of Wight.
Although being in South West England, which is the 4th strongest region in England, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (combined into a NUTS:3 region for statistical purposes) is the weakest area in England, with a GDP per capita of €15 366 per capita, or 73% of the EU average of €21 170.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Index for W
William of Shoreham - An English religious writer of the Anglo-Norman period, born at Shoreham, near Sevenoaks, in Kent, in the latter half of the twelfth century
William of Tyre - Archbishop of Tyre and historian (1130-1190)
William of Wykeham - Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England (1324-1404)
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 Invasion of England, 1066
William justified his claim through his blood relationship with Edward (they were distant cousins) and by stating that some years earlier, Edward had designated him as his successor.
To compound the issue, William asserted that the message in which Edward anointed him as the next King of England had been carried to him in 1064 by none other than Harold himself.
With his victory at the Battle of Hastings, William became known as William "the Conquerer." Prior to this, he was known as William "the Bastard" because he was the result of his father's affair with a tanner's daughter.
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 William the Conqueror || isoHunt - World's largest BitTorrent and P2P search engine
The laws of William the Conqueror, is probably the sum and substance of all the enactments made by that sovereign.
William was Duke of Normandy and, as William I, the first Norman King of England.
William I, King of England, commonly called William the Conqueror, was the illegitimate son of Robert, surnamed Le Diable, Duke of Normandy.
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 William I 'The_Conqueror' England, [Duke] (14 Oct 1024 - 10 Sep 1087)
William I 'The Conqueror' King Of England, Duke of Normandy was the first Norman king of England.
To emphasize the legitimacy of his crown, William confirmed the laws of Edward the Confessor and retained all the powers of the Anglo-Saxon monarchy.
William was devout, firm in purpose, and unchanging in gaining his ends.
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 William III of England - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
William III was appointed to the Dutch post of Stadtholder on 28 June 1672, and remained in office until he died.
William III of England or William III of Orange, the son of William II, Prince of Orange and Mary Stuart, was born in The Hague.
William and Mary were crowned together at Westminster Abbey on 11 April 1689 by the Bishop of London, Henry Compton.
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 History of the Monarchy > The Normans > William I
William's claim to the English throne was based on his assertion that, in 1051, Edward the Confessor had promised him the throne (he was a distant cousin) and that Harold II - having sworn in 1064 to uphold William's right to succeed to that throne - was therefore a usurper.
William's wholesale confiscation of land from English nobles and their heirs (many nobles had died at the battles of Stamford Bridge and Senlac) enabled him to recruit and retain an army, by demanding military duties in exchange for land tenancy granted to Norman, French and Flemish allies.
William bequeathed Normandy as he had promised to his eldest son Robert, despite their bitter differences (Robert had sided with his father's enemies in Normandy, and even wounded and defeated his father in a battle there in 1079).
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 Young Students Learning Library: WILLIAM, KINGS OF ENGLAND@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
William was the name of two kings of England and two kings of Britain.
William I (about 1028-1087), also known as William the Conqueror, was born in Normandy, a region of France.
William's cousin was Edward the Confessor, King of England.
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 William the Conqueror
William was in the 1050's threatened by both the King of France and the Count of Anjou, both significant players in contemporary French politics.
Williams political guile at the time was second to none however and, despite the Pope refusing to accept it, William married Matilda of Flanders, a close relation of his.
William became merciless in his dealings, the church was stripped of it's bishops who were rapidly replaced with men of William's liking, local thanes were stripped of their land, often irregardless of whether or not they had opposed William's conquest.
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 King William Rufus of England and the New Forest Treachery
The exact date of William Rufus’ birth is unknown, but records indicate that he was born before the Norman Conquest, and was already a young lad by the time his father set sail to claim the English throne.
William was shot by an arrow, presumably belonging to Walter Tirel, while hunting in New Forest and died alone in the forest on August 2, 1100.
Henry’s eagerness to claim the throne, and the fact that William’s body was simply left in the woods by the nobles, and later transported to Winchester by a group of peasants, speaks volumes for the likely cause of death, as well.
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 Wm Bucklin immigrated from England in 1630
William's house was in the area of the purchase of John Hasels.
Apparently William was a member of the "Newman" church in Pawtucket, where he did carpenter work on the church and his son Joseph and many Bucklins are known to have been buried in the church graveyard.
On 9 Dec 1659, William was appointed, with a Lieut.
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 England from Arthur to William of Normandy
England was covered by as much farmland as it would have in the early years of the 20th century, and its population was as large - the result of good nutrition and a lot of exercise.
William would lead an invasion of England, and the Normans would conquer in Sicily before the end of the century.
William divided England's lands into 180 parcels, each of which was put under the supervision of an overlord who, in turn, rented out lands to Norman warrior-barons.
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