The Ancestor of William the Conqueror spawns in the 867 start date within the county of Prandheimr. He starts unlanded, so you have to grant him a county then switch over. His name is Hrolfr De Normandie, but he's more commonly known as Rollo of Normandy.
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Warwick Castle - Warwickshire, England, UK - Originally built as a wooden fort by William the Conqueror 1068 - Rebuilt in stone 12th c. - Refortified during the Hundred Years War - Granted to Sir Fulke Greville by James I 1604 - Retained by the Greville family, later Earls of Warwick, through 1978 reddit.com/gallery/lj37sr
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Never give William the conqueror immortality, he’ll get extremely fat and then after taking France kill himself
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William the Conqueror| 14066 - 13,000

Thanks to /u/A-username-for-me for the run and everyone else who commented in the last thread

Next get is in the year 14,000

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My Danish king and all the rulers he has befriended. From left to right - Philippe of France, William 'the Conqueror' of England, Magnus Haraldsson of Norway, Abel 'the Cruel' of Denmark, Erik Stenkilsson of Sweden and Kaiser Heinrich IV of the Holy Roman Empire.
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Hoe far back can you really trace? Would you say being able to trace back to people like William the conqueror and Rollo of Normandy is possible?

Just a question. Is it possible to go that far back. I have personally traced a line all the way back to Rollo and I'm able to grace his family all the way back down to my 4x Great Grandpa. But idk how true it is.

How far back an you go before almost everything is Fake? How far back would take you to just mythological and mde up people?

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TIL that the high land ownership inequality in the UK is still a consequence of the Norman invasion almost 1,000 years ago, when William the Conqueror made all the land in the country his and then distributed it to his allies theguardian.com/commentis…
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An artist’s impression of Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK shortly after the Norman Conquest in 1066. William the Conqueror decreed it should be built there on the banks of the Thames. The location was picked for symbolic reasons, as Old Windsor was the stronghold of Saxon Kings.
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TIL the JΓ¨rriais language spoken by a few thousand on the island of Jersey located between France and England, is the closest living language to medieval Anglo-Norman spoken by the descendants of William the Conqueror. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JΓ¨r…
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Turns out William the Conqueror had greater ambitions for England, sacred land of the Jews reddit.com/gallery/kiuyv1
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William the conqueror's bloodline is doing well.
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Shrewsbury Castle - Shropshire, England - Built on orders of William the Conqueror c.1067 - Greatly extended by Roger de Montgomery, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury c.1070 - Rebuilt and strengthened by Edward I c.1300 - Repairs by architect Robert Adam for Sir William Pulteney 1780 - Open to the public reddit.com/gallery/k5arz7
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I put the World Conqueror in William the World Conqueror. reddit.com/gallery/j17npb
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Rockingham Castle - Northamptonshire, England - Originally built by William the Conqueror, 11th c. - Replaced in stone by William II, 11th c. - Henry III built D-tower gatehouse, 1270 - Acquired from Henry VIII and rebuilt by Sir Edward Watson, 15th c. - Private home of the Saunders-Watson Family reddit.com/gallery/kahy8a
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William the Conqueror play through
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Back in the day, leaders were given fun cognomens like Γ†thelred the Unready, William the Conqueror, Ferdinand the Inconsistent. What would be appropriate cognomens for contemporary leaders?
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On this day in 1066, William the Conqueror defeats King Harold at the battle of Hastings, giving Norman control over England in the last successful land invasion of Great Britain.
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Bill gates, randomly the richest guy in the world and also descendant of William the Conqueror, Charlemagne and other royalty famouskin.com/famous-kin-…
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William the Conqueror's Scorched Earth
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[Spoilers] is it true that William the conqueror in spin-off Vikings Valhalla is son of Rollo + Gisla? is there any news of the spin-off?
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[FRESH] William the Conqueror - Move On open.spotify.com/track/1Z…
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The Normans: A Captivating Guide to the Norman Conquest and William the Conqueror amazon.com/Normans-Captiv…
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TIL When William the Conqueror was crowned King of England on Christmas Day 1066, guards outside Westminster Abbey thought the celebration around the village was an assassination attempt, so they burned the village and accidentally started a riot. kingscoronation.com/coron…
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TIL that the 'new castle upon the Tyne' which gives Newcastle upon Tyne its name dates back to 1080 AD, built by the son of William the Conqueror. The castle was called 'new' because it stood on the site of a 2nd-century Roman fort and an Anglo-Saxon town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
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What exactly was William the Conqueror’s claim to the English throne?

As far as I know William the Conqueror’s claim to the throne was predicated on two things - his relation to Emma of Normandy and a supposed promise made by Edward the Confessor.

Were these seriously the basis for his claim to the throne? And if so, why were they considered to be strong enough for the Pope to support his invasion?

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People who still think that the usurper harold godwinson was the rightful heir to the English throne and not William the conqueror, why?
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William the Conqueror: Duke of Normandy needforscience.com/histor…
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William, The Feline Conqueror
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Durham Castle - Durham, England, UK - Construction began in 1072 by William the Conqueror - Stone cut from the cliffs below and moved up using winches - Prince-Bishop Hugh de Puiset built Norman archway in 12th c. - Modified by Bishop Thomas Hatfield 14th c. - Home of University College since 1837 reddit.com/gallery/jwj0mt
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The awe-inspiring size of the 11th century Brihadeshvara or "Big Temple" in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. Built a few decades before William the Conqueror invaded England. Humans at the bottom
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William The Conqueror Has Now Unlocked Longbowmen [OC]
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TDIH: December 25, 1066, William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London. reddit.com/gallery/kk1d9f
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Battle Abbey - East Sussex, England - Built in 1067 by William the Conqueror as a papal penance on the site of The Battle of Hastings - Completed by William II 1094 - Virtually destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries 1538 - In the care of English Heritage 1976 - Open to the Public reddit.com/gallery/kl6177
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The side door of the Great Gatehouse of Battle Abbey in Battle, Sussex, England. The Benedictine Abbey here was originally founded by William the Conqueror in 1066 on the site of the Battle of Hastings.
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How was King Henry I able to attack pre-conquest William the Conqueror in 1054 and 1057 without full-scale war? How did a vassal relationship not breakdown in these types situations?

I was reading up a bit on Duke William of Normandy's pre-1066 life, and learned quite a few interesting things about his relationship with local lords and even King Henry I himself. From what I understand, once William assumed the role of Duke after his father Robert's death in Palestine, he was more of less an "outlaw duke" for nearly a decade while he and his allies attempted to consolidate power. There were several Norman barons and counts who either wanted him dead or another claimant to take his place.

He escaped an assassination attempt and pleaded with Henry to help him put down his vassals rebellion, which he did, and they won the Battle of Val-Γ¨s-Dunes together, more or less cementing his status as Duke of Normandy (though much fighting remained). It seems like Henry helped him with a few more years of fighting as well, to protect his vassal.

Where I start to get confused, is when Henry turns on William, and attacks him in the Battles of Mortemer and Varaville. I only found a single wikipedia entry about these, and they weren't linked to an official war or rebellion of any sort, it basically just mentioned William winning decisively. I do understand early French kings were sort of babysitters in a sea of more powerful semi-autonomous vassals, but this seems drastic to outright attack him.

My question is basically this: How can a King attack his vassal (seemingly randomly; I understand he thought William was getting too powerful but is that really a justification?) and not have it be considered an all out war? Did William essentially consider himself independent once Henry attacked and he was no longer under feudal obligations to the king? If that were the case, I don't see why he would later consider himself a vassal of the King of France post-conquest. I'm just having a hard time reconciling the hostilities between lord and king, in a scenario where it's just skimirishes that ultimately don't mean anything legally or politically. It must have had some sort of ramifications in early medieval french law, no?

Thanks for any insight at all! I love French medieval history and want to learn as much as I can.

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William the Conqueror | 13066 (12000)

Continued from here. Congrats to /u/GarlicoinAccount for the assist, and thanks to all the counters in the previous thread.

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Based Historical Figures I Love #198: William the Conqueror
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How aware was William the Conqueror and Harald Hardrada that they were both planning to invade England at the same time?

Clearly, the second army to invade would be in an obvious advantage as the victor of the first battle would suffer casualties regardless of the outcome. This was evident when at the battle of Hastings, William faced a Godwinson army that was weakened from the Battle against Hardrada at Stamford Bridge the month before.

So was William aware of Hardrada's plans and waited for him to attack first, or was it just a coincidence?

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Helping a friend through Noob Island and found out his spymaster is THE William the Conqueror
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How long did it take William the Conqueror to cross the English Channel?

How long did it take William to actually sail from France to England? Did the whole army cross at once?

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Norwich castle, Norfolk. Founded by William the conqueror between 1066 and 1075 and served as palace/fortress. It is the finest Norman keep in Europe. reddit.com/gallery/jg0u2c
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It’s β€œWilliam the Conqueror” now.
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Has anyone ever tried to go for historical accuracy with William the Conqueror, Henry I, Stephen, Henry II, Richard Lionheart, John? Nearly impossible I tell you
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Lincoln Castle - Lincoln, England - A major Norman castle constructed during the late 11th century by William the Conqueror on the site of a pre-existing Roman fortress - Unusual in that it has two mottes - Open to the public reddit.com/gallery/j3w1k6
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Took 230 years of conquest but I finally formed the Outremer Empire, William the Conqueror smiles upon his descendants.
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William the conqueror vs Alexander hamilton

The Battle of the bastards

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Did King George I introduce German words to English like William The Conqueror did?

King George I was born as a German in Hanover. He became the king of Britain through a marriage. We all know that he couldn’t speak English. So did he introduce German words into English?

If he didn’t, what was the reason that William The Conqueror can bring in French vocabulary while King George couldn't?

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