William the Conquer 2

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  • Invading England
  • We are going to stay here tonight!
  • Battle of Hasting
  • We have to win the battle !!!!!!
  • Becoming King of England
  • King of England! King of England!
  • When King Hardrada of Norway invaded England and King Harold II went to meet him in battle, William saw his chance. He gathered an army and crossed the English Channel making camp near the city of Hastings.
  • Building Castles
  • After King Harold II defeated the Norwegian invaders, he turned south to face William. William, however, was ready for battle. William had brought archers and heavily armored cavalry called knights. Harold's foot soldiers were no match for William's forces and William won the battle and King Harold II was killed by an arrow.
  • Domesday Book
  • William continued to march across England and eventually captured the city of London. Shortly after, on December 25, 1066, William was crowned king of England.
  • Death
  • One of William's most lasting legacies was his castle building. He built castles throughout England in order to maintain control. Perhaps the most famous castle William built is the White Tower of the Tower of London.
  • In 1085, William ordered a full survey of the landholdings of all of England. He had men go around the land and record who owned the land and all the property they had including such things as livestock, farm equipment, and mills. This information was all put into a single book called the Domesday Book.
  • Domesday Book
  • William died while leading a battle in Northern France in 1087. His oldest son Robert became Duke of Normandy and his second son William became king of England.
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