William the Conqueror

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  • Battle of Hastings
  • Crowning of William the Conqueror
  • Domesday Book
  • William sailed across the English channel to England. At the Battle of Hastings, William and his Norman Knights achieved victory over Harold.
  • Marriage
  • After William the Conqueror defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings, he continued his strong efforts to gain power by pressuring Edward, the English King, to declare William heir to the English throne.
  • Norman Conquest
  • William ordered that a book be made holding info on who owned what in the country. This book would also tell him who owed what in tax and because the information was on record, nobody could dispute or argue against a tax demand.
  • The Death of William the Conqueror
  • Matilda of Flanders was the wife of William the Conqueror and, as such, Queen of England. She gave birth to 9 or 10 kids who survived to adulthood, including two kings, William II and Henry I.
  • The Norman conquest of England was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by Duke William II, aka William the Conqueror
  • William led an expedition against the French Vexin in July 1087. While capturing Mantes, William either fell ill or was injured by the pommel of his saddle. He was taken to the priory of Saint Gervase at Rouen, where he died on 9 September 1087.
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