The Great People of the Middle Ages

William The Conqueror

"I have persecuted its native inhabitance beyond all reasons. Whether gentle or simple, I have cruely opressed them." William the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings

Biography

William the Conqueror was born in 1027 in Falaise, he lived in England and Died September 1087. He could be described as a stubborn yet very powering man, he had much power over Europe.

Memorable Moments

He crushed a rebellion at the battle of Val-es-dunes. He also killed Harold at the Battle of Hastings and won the battle in 1066. Although William the Conqueror had a great influence on Europe he was illiterate and he was touchy about is weight.

Importance

He made the Domesday book which is a book of all the records of land and what people own. He also conquered much of Europe and ruled alot of parts of it.

King John

"Heaven take my soul, and England keep my bones!" -From Shakespeare's Play

Biography

He was born in December 1166 and died in October 1216. He was also known as John Lockland and could be described as brave. Lastly he lived in England.

Memorable Moments

An important conflict is when his men were displeased and came to him with concerns. They called him John Lackland because he llost alot of land to King Phillip.

Importance

He is important because he made the Magna Carter after his men came to to him displeased. In the Magna Carter he agreed not to tax nobles without their consent.

Joan Of Arc

Im not afraid...I was born to do this .

Biography

She was born inf 1412 and died in May of 1431. She lived in France. She could be described as a young and brave woman.

Memorable Moments

She led her men to many victories during the Hundred years Wars. An interesting quote about her is that she was only 14 when she led men through battle.

Importance

She was important because she did many things and became a symbol for the Saints and was known as the maid of Orleans.