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William Conqueror, King John, Joan of Arc

William Conqueror

He was known as William the Conqueror after he conquered England and Anglo-Saxons. He was born at Falaise in the Normandy region of northwestern France. He was known as an aggressive person and he was determined to win. An example was that he crushed a rebellion at the battle of Val-es-dunes. He fought in many wars but the battle where he conquered England was the most important. He created a survey called the Doomsday. A famous quote he said was "War... is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror". William was of Viking origin, and it was believed that he was blown up at his funeral. He shaped England’s feudal system so that the king had all the power, he ruled England from 1066-1087. He was killed by his horse during battle. William Conqueror was a great leader.
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King John

He was nicknamed "Softsword John". Was born December 24, 1166. He was born in England, in the city of Beaumont Palace. He was king of England from 1199 to 1216. He was a very short tempered person, also very greedy. The major battle he was in was the fourth crusade in 1202 where he was invaded. John married Avisa, daughter of William Fitz, the marriage was annulled. King John said "Mad world, mad kings, mad composition." I have no clue what he meant by that! He had to accept the document known as the Magna Carta or the Great Charter, if he didn’t they would kill him. King John was not a great ruler, that’s why nobody liked him. King John died on October 18, 1216.

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Joan of Arc

Was known as "The maid of Orleans", born a peasant girl in eastern France. She led the French Army to several important victories during the Hundred Years War. She was diagnosed with epilepsy. "One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But you sacrifice what you are and to live without belief that is a fate more terrible than dying." said by Joan of Arc. She commanded armies of the nation; she was the youngest person ever to do that. She won victories at Orleans and Paytay, they were the greatest known to history. Joan was a Christian; she believed god spoke to her threw certain visions. She was burned to steak on May 30, 1431 at the age of 19. (1412-1431)

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