William The Conqueror
William I, born in Falaise, France was the son of Robert I, duke of Normandy. Known as William the Conqueror, he was king of England from 1066 to 1087. During 1051 William visited his childless cousin, Edward the Confessor, there he has said that he got the word from him to take over as king once he has died. The English men didnít want him to be their king but he married Matilda of
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campaign against King Philip I of France, William burned the town of Mantes. Williamís horse fell in the vicinity of Mantes, fatally injuring him. He died in Rouen on September 7 and was buried at Caen in Saint Stephenís. One of the abbeys he and Matilda had founded at the time of their marriage as penance for their defiance of the pope. His third-born son, William II, had succeeded William the Conqueror.