William the Conqueror

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( - p.mc.n. ) William the Conqueror, King of England (1028-1087)-The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the style William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066.

William I, Kings and Queens of England, London Online

An article discussing William I, from London Online

Tomb of William the Conqueror - By RicardMN Photography

Tomb of William the Conqueror by RicardMN Photography

Tomb of William the Conqueror Photograph by RicardMN Photography

William I (circa 1028[1] – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes as William the Bastard,[2][a] 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. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066.

Book Review: Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror By Tracy Borman

Behind every great man, so the saying goes, is a great woman - or, in the case of the man known to posterity as William the Conqueror , a ...

Norman Knight 11th century CE

Norman Knight 11th century CE

Edward the Confessor was the second-last Anglo-Saxon king of England, ruling from 1042 until 1066. It was confusion, disagreement, and treachery over who his successor should be that led to the Norman Conquest. The two rivals for the throne were Harold (the last Anglo-Saxon king) and William of Normandy, whose army killed Harold in the Battle of Hastings.

Norman vs Byzantine Knights

Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History

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Hastings , 1066 AD

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900th Anniversary of Battle of Hastings 4d Stamp (1966) Battle of Hastings

British Stamps for 1966

Sca Garb | 10th- 11th century Linen Early Medieval/ Viking Pants

Medieval Clothing- Viking Pants

An interesting point in the history of European fashion was the evolution from trousers, to individual leggings, or chausses, back to trousers again. In late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, trousers were common throughout the Germanic and Norse world. Our linen trousers are based on finds from Thorsbjerg and Damendorf in late Roman Era Germania. Fitting loose in the waist and thigh, our trousers taper to a straight lower leg, which is cut from one piece of cloth that runs straight up to

Hastings 2016

Hastings 2016

Battle Abbey, the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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Battle Abbey, the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Battle, East Sussex, England // Battle is the site of the Battle of Hastings, where the Duke of Normandy defeated King Harold II to become William I in 1066.

Battle Town Sign

Battle village sign – King Harold’s helmet pierced by an arrow during the Battle of Hastings in 1066. On our drive down to Puddock Farm on Romney Marsh in Kent, we drove through several East Sussex villages, looking out for village signs along the way.

Norman crossbowman

Norman crossbowman