Biography of William "Conqueror" I King England

Timeline

Around 1028 William "Conqueror" I King England was born to Robert "Magnificent" Normandy I Duke Normandy and Herleva Unknown at Falaise Castle, Falaise, Calvados, Basse Normandie.

In 1035 William "Conqueror" I King England succeeded II Duke Normandy.

Battle of Val-ès-Dunes

In 1047 William "Conqueror" I King England, supported by Henry I King France, defeated a rebel army led by William's cousin Guy Ivrea who opposed William's succession as Duke of Normandy at the Battle of Val-ès-Dunes in Caen, Calvados, Basse Normandie.

Before 1051 William "Conqueror" I King England and Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England were married.

Around 1051 Robert Curthose Normandy III Duke Normandy was born to William "Conqueror" I King England and Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England.

Around 1054 Richard Normandy was born to William "Conqueror" I King England and Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England.

Around 1056 Cecilia Normandy Abbess Caen was born to William "Conqueror" I King England and Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England.

Around 1056 William "Rufus" II King England was born to William "Conqueror" I King England and Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England.

In 1057 Constance Normandy Duchess Brittany was born to William "Conqueror" I King England and Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England.

Around 1061 Matilda Normandy was born to William "Conqueror" I King England and Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England.

Council of Lillebonne

In Jan 1066 William "Conqueror" I King England convened the Council of Lillebonne at Lillebonne to raise support for his claim to the English throne. The attendees are not known but likely to have included his companions at the subsequent Battle of Hastings including Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl Shrewsbury and Odo Mortain Bishop Bayeux.

Battle of Hastings

On 14 Oct 1066 the Norman army led by William "Conqueror" I King England defeated the English army of Harold II King England at the Battle of Hastings fought at Senlac Hill. Aimery Thouars, Ralph de Gael Earl East Anglia, Eustace Flanders II Count Boulogne, William Fitzosbern 1st Earl Hereford, Geoffrey Chateaudun II Count Mortain, III Count Perche, William Warenne 1st Earl Surrey, Raoul Tosny, Robert Beaumont-Roger 1st Earl Leicester, Count Meulan, Hugh Grandesmil, Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl Shrewsbury (possibly), Robert Mortain Count Mortain, 1st Earl Cornwall and Odo Mortain Bishop Bayeux fought for William.
The brothers Harold II King England, Gyrth Godwinson Earl East Anglia and Leofwine Godwinson 2nd Earl Kent, and Engenulphe Aigle were killed.

Coronation of William "The Conqueror"

On 25 Dec 1066 William "Conqueror" I King England was crowned I King England: Norman at Westminster Abbey. .

Around 1067 Adela Normandy Count Blois was born to William "Conqueror" I King England and Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England.

Around 1068 Henry "Beauclearc" I King England was born to William "Conqueror" I King England and Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England.

On Jul 1087 William "Conqueror" I King England injured at Mantes.

Death of William "The Conqueror"

On 09 Sep 1087 William "Conqueror" I King England died at Priory of St Gervaise, Rouen. .

Funeral of William "Conqueror"

After 09 Sep 1087 William "Conqueror" I King England was buried at Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Caen, Calvados, Basse Normandie at a ceremony presided over by Gilbert Arques Bishop Evreux. Henry "Beauclearc" I King England attended. .

Treaty of Alton

After 25 Jul 1101 Henry "Beauclearc" I King England and Robert Curthose Normandy III Duke Normandy, brothers, both sons of William "Conqueror" I King England, signed the Treaty of Alton at Alton by which Robert Curthose Normandy III Duke Normandy agreed to renounce his claim to the English throne in exchange for a yearly stipend and other concessions.

Adeliza Normandy was born to William "Conqueror" I King England and Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Norman

Descendants Family Trees:

Rollo Normandy Duke Normandy

William "Conqueror" I King England

Descent

Kings England: Son of William "Conqueror" I King England

Ancestry

Father: Robert "Magnificent" Normandy I Duke Normandy

GrandFather: Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy

Great GrandFather: Richard "Fearless" Normandy I Duke Normandy

Great x 2 GrandFather: William "Longsword" Normandy I Duke Normandy

Great x 3 GrandFather: Rollo Normandy Duke Normandy

Great x 3 GrandMother: Poppa Unknown Duchess Normandy

Great x 2 GrandMother: Sprota Unknown

Great GrandMother: Gunnora Unknown Count Ponthieu

Great x 2 GrandFather: Unknown Unknown

GrandMother: Judith Penthièvre Duchess Normandy

Great GrandFather: Conan "Crooked" Penthièvre III Duke Brittany

Great x 2 GrandFather: Judicael Berengar Penthièvre I Count Rennes

Great x 3 GrandFather: Pascweten Vannes

Great GrandMother: Ermengarde-Gerberga Ingelger Duchess Brittany

Great x 2 GrandFather: Geoffrey "Greygown" Ingelger 1st Count Anjou

Great x 3 GrandFather: Fulk "Good" Ingelger 2nd Count Anjou

Great x 3 GrandMother: Gerberge Unknown Viscountess Anjou

Great x 2 GrandMother: Adele Vermandois Count Anjou

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Vermandois Count Meaux

Mother: Herleva Unknown