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Kings & Queens by
Call Number: 941 PEI
Publication Date: 1996
Reference: Pearson, R 1996, Kings & queens, Tiger, London.
Kings & Queens of Scotland by
Call Number: 941 FRY
Publication Date: 1999
Reference: Fry, P 1999, Kings & queens of England & Scotland, DK, London.
The Norman Conquest by
Call Number: 941.02 CHR
Publication Date: 1996
Reference: Reference: Chrisp, P 1996, The Norman conquest, Wayland, East Sussex.
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William the Conqueror 1
William I (c. 1028 – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087.
William I 'The Conqueror' (r. 1066-1087)
Born around 1028, William was the illegitimate son of Duke Robert I of Normandy, and Herleve (also known as Arlette), daughter of a tanner in Falaise. Known as 'William the Bastard' to his contemporaries, his illegitimacy shaped his career when he was young.
William The Conqueror
He was, contemporaries advise us, "great in body...but not ungainly." He had a harsh voice, but his speech was always appropriate. His chroniclers lauded his ability to "appraise the true significance of events" and make good "the fickle promises of fortune."
Harrying (Harrowing) of the North
Five facts about the Harrying of the North
Over the winter of 1069-70, William the Conqueror’s armies laid waste Yorkshire and the north-east of England in a ruthless scorched-earth campaign known today as the Harrying (or Harrowing) of the North.
The Harrying of the North
The Harrying, which took place over the winter of 1069–70, saw William’s knights lay waste to Yorkshire and neighbouring shires. Entire villages were razed and their inhabitants killed, livestock slaughtered and stores of food destroyed.
William the Conqueror and The Harrying of the North
The Harrying of the North was a campaign of brutal violence carried out in the North of England by King William I of England, in an attempt to stamp his authority on the region.
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