Why is William the Conqueror considered an important monarch?
Bringing the Norman influence to England
William the Conqueror was the first Norman ruler of England, and, as such, he greatly influenced English culture through the import of the Norman (French) language and customs. Furthermore, by consolidating the power of the monarch, he reduced the power of English noblemen.
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William the Conqueror was the illegitimate son of Duke Robert of Normandy and a tanner's daughter. By the time he was fifteen , William emerged as his...
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fromChapter 4 / Lesson 4
William the Conqueror successfully invaded England in 1066. Meet this ambitious Norman who felt he should be king of England instead of King Harald and join him at the Battle of Hastings as he defeats his opponent and ascends to the throne.