William the Conqueror (1028-1087), illegitimate son of Herleva and Duke Robert the Magnificent of Normandy. 31st great grand-uncle.

William the Conqueror (1028-1087), illegitimate son of Herleva and Duke Robert the Magnificent of Normandy. 31st great grand-uncle.

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Birthplace of William the Conqueror of Normandy, King of England. Falaise, Normandy, France

Birthplace of William the Conqueror of Normandy, King of England. Falaise, Normandy, France

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10 Things You May Not Know About William the Conqueror - History Lists

10 Things You May Not Know About William the Conqueror - History Lists

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William the Conqueror | Falaise - Statue of William the Conqueror, Rollo | Flickr - Photo ...

William the Conqueror | Falaise - Statue of William the Conqueror, Rollo | Flickr - Photo ...

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Statue of Matilda of Flanders - Queen Consort of England and wife of William the Conqueror in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, France. http://www.travellinghistorian.com/conquerp3m.jpg

Statue of Matilda of Flanders - Queen Consort of England and wife of William the Conqueror in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, France. http://www.travellinghistorian.com/conquerp3m.jpg

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William the Conqueror, Bayeux Tapestry.  A transition from Old English to Middle English began with the Norman Conquest of 1066. William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy and, later, William I of England) invaded the island of Britain from his home base in northern France, and overthrew the Anglo-Saxon rulership of the island nation.

William the Conqueror, Bayeux Tapestry. A transition from Old English to Middle English began with the Norman Conquest of 1066. William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy and, later, William I of England) invaded the island of Britain from his home base in northern France, and overthrew the Anglo-Saxon rulership of the island nation.

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Portrait of William I - William the Conqueror (c1028 - 1087), married Matilda of Flanders c1050, became King of England on 25 Dec. 1066 and reigned until 9 Sept 1087.

Portrait of William I - William the Conqueror (c1028 - 1087), married Matilda of Flanders c1050, became King of England on 25 Dec. 1066 and reigned until 9 Sept 1087.

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