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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 Graftons, as you surely are aware, have the purest of bloodlines, ma'am, "he assured Lady Hayes," and can trace themselves back to a brave knight who fought at the elbow of William the Conqueror himself. "
William the Conqueror and entitled it Roman de Rou.
England and of members of the Blood Royal from William the Conqueror to Henry VII (London, 1780); Will of King Henry the Eighth from an authentic copy in the Hands of an Attorney (London, 1793); DUKE on the Law of Charitable Uses, edited by BRIDGMAN (London, 1805).
William the Conqueror was a “French bastard,” and King George nothing more than a “royal brute.”
In two minutes she was back again, holding out to her mother a round wooden box – the sort of box one often used to see with picture alphabets for little children, but instead of an alphabet, Floss's box contained a set of round cards, each about the size of the top of a wine-glass, with the heads of all the English kings and queens, from William the Conqueror down to Victoria!
"Yes, I tell you all, good people … the liberties of this land have been lost since the coming in of William the Conqueror … and that, ever since, the People of God have lived under tyranny and oppression worse than that of our forefathers under the Egyptians.
The Witan, so many as could be got together, met to choose a king, whose first duty would be to meet William the Conqueror in arms.