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  • n. duke of Normandy who led the Norman invasion of England and became the first Norman to be King of England; he defeated Harold II at the battle of Hastings in 1066 and introduced many Norman customs into England (1027-1087)

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  • The Viking conqueror Canute and his wife Emma are there, along with William I, son of William the Conqueror.

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  • Roger's descendants Roger II, William I, and William II ruled in Sicily as kings until the late twelfth century.

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  • In that same thread, a decendant of William I, who is recognized as England's first monarch, refused to deny the allegations.

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  • In 1086, the new Norman king of England, William I, ordered a vast collection of details about English landholders, tenancies, inheritances, even an accounting of the number of oxen and swine on every acre of the English land he had conquered.

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  • Using a mutant seed from North Africa, breeders began developing an orange variety in honor of their monarch, William I, the Prince of Orange, who led them to independence against the Spaniards.

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  • The “why” of this abusive upbringing is the story of his father, William I, and grandfather, Frederick I.

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  • Even small lapdogs can change the future, as in the case of William I, Prince of Orange who is also called William the Silent in the Netherlands.

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  • William I, continuing Roger's policy, defeated (1156) the Byzantine allies of Pope Adrian IV and compelled Adrian to recognize his title in Sicily, Apulia, Naples, Amalfi, and Salerno.

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  • And she married Fritz -- they thought they were going to become Emperor and Empress, because Fritz 'father, William I, was very old when he became emperor, but he didn't die, he lived on and on and on, into his 90s.

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  • William I, of Prussia, three attempts, from 1861 to 1876.

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