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  William I of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William was born the grandnephew of Queen Emma, wife of King Ethelred the Unready and later of King Canute.
William succeeded to his father's Duchy of Normandy at the young age of 7 in 1035 and was known as Duke William II of Normandy (Fr.
William was succeeded in 1087 as King of England by his younger son William Rufus and as Duke of Normandy by his elder son Robert Curthose.
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 William the Conqueror   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William or his advisers may have begun to weigh this chance very early; but all that is really certain is that William was a friend and favourite of his elder kinsman, and that events finally brought his succession to the English crown within the range of things that might be.
William's work was to claim the crown of which he was unjustly deprived, and withal to deal out a righteous chastisement on the unrighteous and ungodly man by whom he had been deprived of it.
William, by ingeniously mixing all kinds of irrelevant issues, contrived to remove the dispute from the region of municipal into that of international law, a law whose chief representative was the Bishop of Rome.
www.blackmask.com /olbooks/wilcon.htm   (25030 words)

  
 William I, king of England. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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.
William undertook church reform, appointed Lanfranc archbishop of Canterbury, substituted foreign prelates for many of the English bishops, took command over the administration of church affairs, and established (1076) separate ecclesiastical courts.
www.bartleby.com /65/wi/Will1Eng.html   (683 words)

  
 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).
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page18.asp   (1785 words)

  
 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
William, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Normandy, spent his first six years with his mother in Falaise and received the duchy of Normandy upon his father's death in 1035.
In 1047, William reasserted himself in the eastern Norman regions and, with the aid of France's King Henry I, crushed the rebelling barons.
William was enraged and immediately prepared to invade, insisting that Harold had sworn allegiance to him in 1064.
www.britannia.com /history/monarchs/mon22.html   (740 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: William the Conqueror
William was the natural son of Robert, Duke of Normandy, his mother, Herleva, being the daughter of a tanner of Falaise.
The repudiation of this oath by Harold at the Confessor's death enabled William to assume the character of an avenger of perjury.
The principal sources are the Gesta Willelmi of WILLIAM OF POITIERS, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the Historia Ecclesiastica of ORDERICUS VITALIS, the Gesta Regum of WILLIAM OF MALMESBURY and the Historia Normannorum of WILLIAM OF JUMIÈGES.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15642c.htm   (1528 words)

  
 William the Conqueror   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Williams conquest of England in 1066 was only one of his many political and military accomplishments.
Williams cousin was king Edward the Confessor of England, and William used his considerable political and diplomatic skills to get Edward to appoint him the heir to the English throne in 1051.
William was able to do this because he not only conquered the country outright, but replaced the nobility with his own men.
www.hyw.com /books/history/William_.htm   (504 words)

  
 Kings of England
William's rival, Edgar Atheling, was supported by some of the leading men for a short time, but they all made sub mission to William at Berkhampstead, and on the following Christmas-day he was crowned at Westminster by Aldred, archbishop of York, a riot occurring, in which some lives were lost and some houses burnt.
Early in 1067 William went to Normandy, leaving the government of his new dominions in the hands of Odo, bishop of Bayeux, and William Fitz-Osbern.
Prince William Henry was present with Admiral Rodney at the capture of the Caraccas fleet, commanded by Don Juan Langara.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/royalty/kingw.html   (2389 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - English Royal History - The Private Life of William the Conqueror
King William I of England -- better known as William the Conqueror -- was born in 1027 or 1028.
William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England by David C. Douglas.
The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers by Gulielmus, R. Davis, and Marjorie Chibnall.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/England/Norman/WilliamI.html   (2144 words)

  
 BBC - History - William I, William the Conqueror (c.1028 - 1087)
The illegitimate son of Robert I of Normandy, William became Duke of Normandy on his father's death in 1035.
William developed an ambition to become his kinsman's heir, encouraged by Edward, who possibly even promised him the throne in 1051.
Abroad, William was threatened by an alliance of Philip I of France and William's son, Robert Curthose.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/william_i_king.shtml   (438 words)

  
 William the Conqueror and the Norman conquest of England
William the Conqueror and the Norman conquest of England
William's response was the ferocious "Harrying of the North" (1069-70), which devastated the land in a broad swath from York to Durham.
William needed proper records so that his new, efficient Norman bureaucracy could do its job, especially when it came to collecting all the revenues due to the crown.
www.britainexpress.com /History/William_the_Conqueror.htm   (550 words)

  
 William the Conqueror   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William the Conqueror was nearing 60 and well past his prime in 1087.
William's mount grew skittish as it approached the burning town of Mantes, and the portly monarch was thrown forward onto the pommel of his saddle, causing internal injuries.
William was to be interred in the church.
www.thehistorynet.com /bh/blwilliamtheconqueror   (504 words)

  
 William the Conqueror
William survived but he was forced to accept Ralph of Wacy as his guardian and leader of his armed forces.
In 1053 William married Matilda of Flanders, the daughter of Count Baldwin of Flanders.
William was furious and on mounted an attack on the king's territory.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /MEDwilliam1.htm   (3143 words)

  
 Battle of Hastings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William is said to have fallen on the beach, grasped the sand, and declared "This is my country" or words to that effect.
William and FitzOsborn scouted the land He was unhappy with the terrain but it had proved to be a satisfactory landing beach.
William, with total mobility, held his Breton, Maine and Anjou contingents to the left of the line, the Normans the main thrust, the Flemish and French to his right.
www.infokey.com /hall/hastings.htm   (996 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact upon England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William the Conqueror-Duke William II of Normandy, King William I of England - was born at Falaise in 1027 or 1028, and probably during the autumn of the latter year.
William was able to overcome (what I feel to be) more than insurmountable odds at the beginning of his rule to change the entire face and future of the English monarchy.
William the Conqueror overcame enormous odds and political challenges to succeed his father as Duke of Normandy and his cousin, Edward the Confessor, as King of England.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0520003500?v=glance   (1685 words)

  
 History House: William the Conqueror   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William the Conqueror, the Norman hero of 1066 was so fat at his death that his body burst at his funeral!
William died at daybreak on September 9, in his 60th year, and was buried in rather unseemly fashion in St. Stephen's Church, which he had built at Caen.
Perhaps a little more than we needed to know, but, there it is. While still on the topic of William, we should note that his coronation was in the still brand spankin' new (in 1066!) Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day.
historyhouse.com /in_history/william   (577 words)

  
 The Domesday Book Online - William the Conqueror
Duke Robert I (William's father) dies in Bithynia; accession of William as Duke William II of Normandy, aged 7
William's father was Robert I, sixth Duke of Normandy.
When William was born in 1027/28, Robert was Count of Hiesmois; he acceded to the title Duke of Normandy in 1028.
www.domesdaybook.co.uk /william.html   (630 words)

  
 King William the Conqueror Descendants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His illegitimate son, William, by Herleve of Falais, was probably born in the autumn of 1028.
At the age of seven, William succeeded his father as Duke William II of Normandy, when Robert died in early July 1035 at Bythinian Nicaea in Asia Minor while returning from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
William Nicholas was buried at Llansoy on 1 June 1623 and his wife, Catherine, was buried there on 7 January 1629/30.
www.family-history.com /KingWilliamdescent.htm   (1979 words)

  
 William the Conqueror, Norman Impact and the Battle of Hastings:
William the Conqueror, Norman Impact and the Battle of Hastings:
William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact upon England
The book depicts the complex and vivid life of the eleventh century through the life of one of the greatest monarchs of the eleventh century.
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 Primogeniture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
So dominating a figure was William as military leader, political organizer, and defender of the church that the Norse-Gallic invaders who formed his court hoped to have their new land controlled forever by the blood (genetic) descendants of William and Mathilda, their newly formed royal family.
Little is known of William's first two sons, but his third son an namesake, William 11, called Rufus for his red hair, was the first eldest son of an English monarch to establish primogeniture as the rule of succession.
Two years into his kingship he invaded France in 1415, and, against tremendous odds won the battle of Agincourt, and applying some conqueror's pressure, married the French princess and had the promise of her father, King Charles Vl, that a son of theirs would be crowned king of France as well as of England.
www.redlandsfortnightly.org /primogen.htm   (3448 words)

  
 Medieval Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William the Conqueror lived in England in the Middle Ages.
When William The Conqueror died his eldest son became Duke of Normandy and his next son, King of England.
Dear sirs, William the Conqueror was not born in 1066.
www.schools.ash.org.au /elanorah/Medwill.htm   (281 words)

  
 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
From its earliest structural beginnings by its founder William I of England better known as William the Conqueror 1066-87, the Great Tower or White Tower as it later came to be called was fast becoming the most talked-about building in England.
Within three months of his victory William the Conqueror had begun to build a castle on the north bank of the river Thames in London.
Beginning life as a simple timber and earth enclosure tucked in the south-east angle formed by the joining of the original east and south stone walls of the old Roman town of Londinium Augusta, the original structure was completed by the addition of a ditch and palisade along the north and west sides.
www.camelotintl.com /tower_site/history   (312 words)

  
 William I, king of England
William I, king of England: Bibliography - Bibliography See biographies by F. Stenton (1908, repr.
William I, king of England: Duke of Normandy - Duke of Normandy The illegitimate son of Robert I, duke of Normandy, and Arletta, daughter of a...
William the Conqueror - William the Conqueror: see William I, king of England.
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 Medieval Sourcebook: Laws of William the Conqueror
Here is set down what William, king of the English, established in consultation with his magnates after the conquest of England:
First that above all things he wishes one God to be revered throughout his whole realm, one faith in Christ to be kept ever inviolate, and peace and security to be preserved between English and Normans.
We decree also that every freeman shall affirm by oath and compact that he will be loyal to king William both within and without England, that he will preserve with him his lands and honor with all fidelity and defend him against his enemies.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/will1-lawsb.html   (765 words)

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