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  1. William The Conqueror

  2. Contents • Topics: • Title Page • Who was William The Conqueror, and what did he do? • What lands did he hold and where did he travel? • What was his Significance? • Where and When were his famous battles? • Bibliography (Click This Image To Go Back To Contents)

  3. Who and What • William the First, more commonly know as “William the Conqueror”, was the first Norman King of England (1066-1087) • He was born sometime in 1028 and died on September the 9th, 1087 • Descended from Viking Raiders , he was made Duke of Normandy in 1035 • After settling a long civil war in Normandy, in 1066 he launched the campaign to rule England • His later life was marked by difficulties with his elder son, and his struggles to consolidate his hold of England • Initiated the Domesday book, a recording of all the holdings of the Lords and Ladies of his Kingdom, and the land taxes they paid. (The first census and the precursor to our modern day tax system.)

  4. A Quick Glance At His Life (Click To Play) Quells Local Rebellions – 1066 - 1075 Battle of Hastings – (Wins Crown) 9th September, 1066 Returns Home –1075 to 1087 Unifies Normandy – 1028 - 1060

  5. Famous Fights: When and Where • William was given his nickname for a reason; he was a very fierce fighter. • Some of his famous battles include: • The Battle For Hastings (14th of October 1066, In what is now East Sussex, for control of England) • Siege of Mantes (9th of September 1087, near Rouen in France, in the fight against Phillip I, King of France) • The Gysha Rebellion (1067, in Northern England, fighting the mother of Harold I, former King of England) • The Rebellion Heraward the Wake (1071, in Northern England, fighting a local revolt over his (King William’s) rule. • The Revolt of the Earls (1075, all over England, an uprising over King William not granting an Earl and Duchess permission to Marry)

  6. William’s Monetary Standard - English Shillings

  7. Tapestry of Hastings William Riding Into Battle Against Harold I

  8. Significance • As the only sonDuke Robert of Normandy, he succeed his father at the age of 7, becoming the youngest ruler of Norway in recorded history • Held a Christian faith and founded many monasteries and parishes for the poor (His Churches helped feed and foster the younger peasants) - (Social Services) • He was the first man to unite all of the houses of Normandy in war, through the campaign for England • He created the first “United Kingdom” by successfully invading Scotland and Wales, and forcing them to swear fealty to his crown • Built a very durable social and economic structure, that in some parts, survives today (e.g: Domesday Book, Local Councils, Standard Currency (Coins) etc…)

  9. Bibliography Web Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_the_Conqueror http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/hereward-the-wake.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hereward_the_Wake http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolt_of_the_Earls http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/westeurope/hastings.html Books: Horrible Histories - Stormin’ Normans: By Terry Deary and Martin Brown

  10. William Says Thank-you! William and I both sincerely hope you have learned a little bit about his amazing life through this PowerPoint. If you have any questions, email me at: willchoy00@gmail.com Lcsecge þē þancas and Wes hāl! (Thanks and Goodbye!)