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William, Duke of Normandy had been promised the English Throne by King Edward the Confessor but When Edward died the three men wanting to claim the throne didn't know who was to be his successor. Harold was crowned king and was soon faced with two different invasions by people who also claimed his throne. He defeated Harald of Norway at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. William then defeated him at The Battle of Hastings. William then became King of England and has ever since been known as William the Conquerer. This all happened in 1066.

He was the first English monarch and he ruled from 1066-1087.

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Is William of nomandy William the Conqueror?

Yes. William of Normandy was William the conqueror. He became William the conqueror when he became King of England.

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William the Conqueror and his successors did not

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William the Conqueror was crowned William I on Christmas day, 1066.

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William the conqueror was 59 when he died in 1087

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William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings.

Which castle did William the Conqueror build?

William the Conqueror built the Windsor Castle.

What church was William the conqueror crowned in?

William the Conqueror was crowned in WestMinister Abby

How did the town William the Conqueror affect his life?

There is no town called William the Conqueror.

What are the release dates for William the Conqueror?

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Who was not a successor to William the Conqueror?

William the Conqueror was the Scandinavian King who took over England after Ethelred died. King Edward was not the successor to William the Conqueror.

Who took over England after William the Conqueror?

The next monarch was William Rufus, son of William the Conqueror.

Was William the Conqueror a good or bad man?

William the Conqueror was a very smart person!!!

What did the English think of William the conqueror?

The English thought that William the conqueror was mean and selfish.

What year did William the Conqueror conquer Britain?

William the Conqueror conquered Britain in 1066.

Was William the Conqueror Saint Adela's father?

Adela was the youngest daughter of William the Conqueror.

Did William the conqueror have any pets?

William of Normandy (William the Conqueror) has showed no record of having any pets.

Was William the conqueror determine?

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How did William the Conqueror become William the Conqueror?

By conquering Saxon England in the 11th Century AD

What was William the conqueror nickname?

When William the Conqueror was growing up he was called William the B*****d because his parents were not married. After the Battle of Hastings, he was called William the Conqueror because of his take over of England.

Was William the Conqueror actually William the 1st or 2nd?

William the Conqueror was William I of England. His son was William II and was king after him. The next William was not until the 1680's.

What happened to William the Conqueror after William II became king?

He decayed. William II became king because his father, William the Conqueror (William I) was dead.

When did William the conqueror attacked England?

William the conqueror attacked England on Monday 28th September 1066.

What bay did William the Conqueror land at?

William the Conqueror landed at Pevensey, where he built a castle soon after his arrival.