William the Conqueror

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Define

William the Conqueror was duke of Normandy. He became the first Norman king of England. He defeated the last Anglo-Saxon king of England at the Battle of Hastings.

Detail

Cause

After his fathers death in 1035, William was then known as heir. In 1046-1055 he had much political and military success. He became king after Earl of Wessex because his distant cousin Edward had promised him the throne.

Characteristics

•He spent the first years of his reign crushing resistance and securing his borders, which he did very efficiently.

•William established a camp near Hastings after landing in England on 28 September 1066.

•In the last months of his reign he spent most if his time fighting Philip I, King of France.

•In 1081 he marched his troops into Wales and created defensive 'marcher' counties along the borders.

•On September 9, 1087 he died from an injury he received when he fell from his horse at the Siege of Mantes.

Significance

After his victory at the Battle of Hastings he was crowned king of England. During his rule he changed the face of England. They went from being uncivilized barbarians to civilized Christian men. This was because William sent his men all over England and had them build castles and churches to spread the civilized culture.

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