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1 William the Conqueror By: José Zaragoza W. Stiern Middle School Ms. Marshall HSS 7.6

2 Birth He was born in 1027 in Falaise Castle in Normandy His death was in 1087 He was known as William the Bastard His father was Duke Robert

3 Throne Problems William the Conqueror had problems to get to his throne. He had competition with a man name Harold Godwineson. Godwinson got the throne and William got very angry. William the Conqueror asked the pope if he could begin planning his invasion and take over and get what was really his.

4 War for the Throne King Edward died in January 5, 1066 He had no son so there was no one to take over the throne William wanted that throne so it was a war till the end That war led to the destruction of Anglo- Saxor rule of England

5 The Next Rival Harold the king of Norway also wanted the throne Harold’s notifications were stronger then Williams Harold ruled with his nephew Mangus, and Mangus took the throne of England Mangus died and Hartacut took the throne Harold immediately prepared to invade England

6 William gets the rights to the throne A man named Duke was a distant cousin of Edward so he had a right to the throne William found out and he said that Harold swore on the saints and that gave him the rights to the throne Harold also denied to fulfill the wishes of Edward and that violated the oath William got the support of the pope and they excommunicated Harold

7 Invasion A man named Harada was trying to invade England, he teamed up with Tostig who was Harold’s brother Harada attacked and was destroying England, Harold got the news and made a new army He attacked them in Stamford Bridge outside of York and won the battle William came, but to late, everything was destroyed

8 Death In 1051 William became king In 1053 he married this lady called Maltilda William died in 1087 with his goal of becoming king, that was accomplished

9 Bibliography Eyewitnesstohistory.com Historyonthenet.com


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