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History of England
The Battle of Hastings
William the Conqueror
Why did king William come to England?
Why wasn't William of Normandy the king of England?
Why was William the Conqueror king of england?
King William I of England, at the time William II of Normandy claimed that King Edward the Confessor had appointed him as his successor as king of England. When King Edward was dying he proclaimed Harold Godwinson as king instead. William invaded England to claim the crown and defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. He became king through right of conquest.
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What day was William the conquerer crowned king of England?
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Where did William confessor come from?
There was no William Confessor. King Edward, known as The Confessor was King of England until he died in January 1066. He was succeeded by Harold Godwinson who was then deposed and killed by William of Normandy at the battle of Hastings. William became King William I and was also known as William the Conqueror.
In 1066 William Normandy wanted to become king of England were did he come from?
Where did William the Conqueror become the King of England?
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Why did William of Normandy think he should be king of England?
How come William wanted to become king if England if he was a french man?
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Who was the ruler of England in 1066?
England had no one ruler in 1066. When the year began, King Edward III was the king. He died. Harold then became king. Then William, the Duke of the French Province of Normandy, killed Harold. Then both William and Edgar Atheling claimed to be the King of England. Then William killed Edgar. At the end of 1066, William became the undisputed King of England.