William the Conqueror

Facts

At the age of 8, William the Conqueror became duke of Normandy.
Violence was a trouble when he first had hold royal office, but with the help of King Henry I of France, William managed to survive the early years.
in 1066 after the battle of Hasting, he was crowned King of England.
William the Conqueror was an illegitimate child of Robert I, duke of Normandy.
At the age of 8 William became the new duke of of Normandy.
William finally gained firm control of his duchy, although still his enemies referred him as "The Bastard"
By 1064, he had conquered and won two neighboring provinces—Brittany and Maine.
After further military efforts William was crowned king on Christmas Day 1066, in London.
William's final years were marked by difficulties in his continental domains, troubles with his eldest son.
William died in September 1087 while leading a campaign in northern France, and was buried in Caen.