Robert, first Duke of Normandy, and father of William the Conqueror. Robert was a direct descendant of the Viking who "founded" Normandy. Interesting that Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king, was threatened in the north by a Viking army and in the south by William the Conqueror's invasion force. So he was actually fighting to retain the throne the England against two separate Viking groups.
*William the conqueror battles King Harold...William the Conqueror was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. Descended from Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the title of William II.
Queen Margaret was born in Hungary in the eleventh century, and brought to England to be raised by her relative Edward the Confessor. Her brother was elected king after the king died at the Battle of Hastings, but he was deposed by Williams the Conqueror before he was crowned. Margaret survived the bloody conquest, and went to Scotland, where she married King Malcolm III in 1070. She became renowned in Scotland for her good deeds (she was famously good to the poor), being wife of the man who…
William the Conqueror Wall Hanging. Bayeux Tapestries. William has won The Battle of Hastings in 1066 and is hence forth to be known as William the Conqueror (Guillaume Le Conquerant). He is crowned King of England at the age of 38 years old after this historic and famous battle. This is a beautiful French woven Tapestry from the Bayeux Collection.