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, William I the Conqueror, King of England

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Born: 1028, Falaise,Normandy,France
Acceded: 25 DEC 1066, Westminster Abbey, London, England
Died: 9 SEP 1087, Hermentrube, Near Rouen, France
Interred: St Stephen Abbey,Caen,Normandy
Reigned 1066-1087. Duke of Normandy 1035-1087. Invaded England defeated and
killed his rival Harold at the Battle of Hastings and became King. The Norman
conquest of England was completed by 1072 aided by the establishment of
feaudalism under which his followers were granted land in return for pledges
of service and loyalty. As King William was noted for his efficient if harsh
rule. His administration relied upon Norman and other foreign personnell
especially Lanfranc Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1085 started Domesday Book.

Father: Normandy, Robert II the Devil of, Duke of Normandy 6th, b. CIR 1008

Mother: , Herleva (Arlette), Officer of the Household, b. CIR 1012

Married 1053, Cathedral of Notre Dame d'Eu, Normandy to , Matilda of Flanders

Child 1: , Robert II Curthose, Duke of Normandy, b. 1054
Child 2: , Richard, Duke of Bernay, b. ABT 1055
Child 3: , Cecilia of Holy Trinity, Abbess of Caen, b. 1056
Child 4: , Adeliza, Nun, b. 1055
Child 5: , William II Rufus, King of England, b. 1056/60
Child 6: , Constance, b. ABT 1066
Child 7: , Adela, Countess of Blois, b. ABT 1067
Child 8: , Agatha, b. ABT 1064
Child 9: , Matilda
Child 10: , Henry I Beauclerc, King of England, b. ABT SEP 1068

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