William The Conqueror
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Battle Abbey:The bloody 1066 Battle of Hastings left many Anglo-Saxons dead and the Normans victorious. As penance for the slaughter, William the Conqueror promised the Pope he would build an abbey on the site of the battle. Though he died before construction was complete, King William’s pledge was ultimately kept in the form of Battle Abbey. It was almost completely demolished by the 16th-century dissolution, gifted to a friend of the king and converted into a private home.
The Bayeux tapestry - Created by women to record the Norman conquest, it dates from the late 11th century – it was created when the battle of Hastings in 1066 was a living memory. Now kept in a museum in Bayeux in Normandy. It tends to be imagined as Norman propaganda, a celebration of William I's military victory at Hastings and proclamation of his right to rule shows images of the horrors of war. A house set on fire and bodies litter the battlefield. It is an even-handed chronicle of history
Matilda of Flanders - British monarch, Queen consort of William the Conquerer. Daughter of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders and Adela Capet, she married William in 1051. While her husband invaded England, she took over ruling Normandy in his absence. She was crowned Queen of England in 1068, though she spent little time there. She was known for her formidable temper, and William was apparently faithful to her. She died in Normandy and was buried in the abbey she founded.
MATILDA - William had fallen in love with Matilda when he saw her at the French court. One day, while Matilda and her ladies were on their way home from church, she was met by William. His demeanor was wild, but Matilda remained calm. She remained adamant that she would not marry a bastard, and upon hearing this, William dragged her off her horse by her long braids, and threw her down in the mud-covered street in front of her flabbergasted attendants. He did not abduct her; he rode away.
COAT OF ARMS of William the Conqueror - two leopards passant - Lower Normandy and Upper Normandy. It is based on the design of arms attributed to William the Conqueror, who launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066.Nicknamed les p'tits cats "the little cats" in Norman. The three-leopard version may also be seen.
A young William the Conqueror -William The Conqueror ; though called a bastard as the father who was a blue blood did not marry the mother who was the daughter of either a tanner or an embalmer (the story varies) - - - the father declined to ever marry anyone - he had 2 sons and a daughter with William's mother - - as a fly on the wall I sorta kinda think there was love between them and the class difference would not allow a marriage - maybe