William the Conqueror

  1. duke of Normandy who led the Norman invasion of England and became the first Norman to be King of England; he defeated Harold II at the battle of Hastings in 1066 and introduced many Norman customs into England (1027-1087)
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  • English then cohabited not only with William the Conqueror, but also with tens of thousands of French-speakers who followed him into England. The English Is Coming!
  • William the Conqueror was the first Norman King of England.
  • Filmed on location in castles and churches, at the sites of coronations, battles and murders, the series brings to life the colourful characters of Edward the Confessor and William the Conqueror among others.
  • The invasion was led by William the Conqueror.
  • When William the Conqueror (William I) and his Norman army conquered England in 1066, the three English earldoms of Chester, Shrewsbury, and Hereford were established on the border with Wales.
  • William the Conqueror and Queen Elizabeth gave huge grants of land in England and Ireland to their freebooting military commanders. In the Realm of Peers
  • Founded by William the Conqueror, the fine motte and bailey castle was popular with medieval monarchs, some of whom used it as a royal hunting lodge.
  • Then we started the drive through the bocage of Normandy, the maze of fields, hedges and ditches William the Conqueror shaped to slow down German tanks and Ford Cortinas.
  • His early career brought him firmly within the English orbit: he was educated at Henry I's court and became earl of Huntingdon in 1113 through his marriage to Matilda, a great-niece of William the Conqueror.
  • Robert the Devil from the top of his tower falls in love with the laundrywoman bleaching linen on the green, and in natural course William the Conqueror sees the light of day. ' Border Ghost Stories
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