William the Conqueror


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William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror

n
(Biography) See William I1

Wil•liam

(ˈwɪl yəm)
n.
1. William I,
a. ( “the Conqueror” ) 1027–87, duke of Normandy 1035–87; king of England 1066–87.
b. (William I of Orange) ( “the Silent” ) 1533–84, Dutch leader born in Germany: 1st stadholder of the Netherlands 1578–84.
c. (Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig) 1797–1888, king of Prussia 1861–88; emperor of Germany 1871–88.
2. William II,
a. (William Rufus) ( “the Red” ) 1056?–1100, king of England 1087–1100 (son of William I, duke of Normandy).
b. (Frederick Wilhelm Viktor Albert) 1859–1941, king of Prussia and emperor of Germany 1888–1918.
3. William III, (William III of Orange) 1650–1702, stadholder of the Netherlands 1672–1702; king of England 1689–1702, joint ruler with his wife, Mary II.
4. William IV, 1765–1837, king of Great Britain and Ireland 1830–37 (brother of George IV).
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Noun1.William the Conqueror - duke of Normandy who led the Norman invasion of England and became the first Norman to be King of EnglandWilliam the Conqueror - 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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Don't you really know, Durbeyfield, that you are the lineal representative of the ancient and knightly family of the d'Urbervilles, who derive their descent from Sir Pagan d'Urberville, that renowned knight who came from Normandy with William the Conqueror, as appears by Battle Abbey Roll?
We didn't cook none of the pies in the wash-pan -- afraid the solder would melt; but Uncle Silas he had a noble brass warming-pan which he thought consider- able of, because it belonged to one of his ancesters with a long wooden handle that come over from Eng- land with William the Conqueror in the Mayflower or one of them early ships and was hid away up garret with a lot of other old pots and things that was valuable, not on account of being any account, be- cause they warn't, but on account of them being relicts, you know, and we snaked her out, private, and took her down there, but she failed on the first pies, because we didn't know how, but she come up smiling on the last one.
Perhaps it doesn't understand English,' thought Alice; `I daresay it's a French mouse, come over with William the Conqueror.
Impossible to class it in that ancient family of sombre, mysterious churches, low and crushed as it were by the round arch, almost Egyptian, with the exception of the ceiling; all hieroglyphics, all sacerdotal, all symbolical, more loaded in their ornaments, with lozenges and zigzags, than with flowers, with flowers than with animals, with animals than with men; the work of the architect less than of the bishop; first transformation of art, all impressed with theocratic and military discipline, taking root in the Lower Empire, and stopping with the time of William the Conqueror.
The mailed gentlemen of William the Conqueror divided and apportioned England amongst themselves with the naked sword.
Harold reigned from January 6, 1066 until his death at the Battle of Hastings on October 14 that year, fighting the invaders led by William the Conqueror during the Norman conquest of England.
1066: William the Conqueror landed in Pevensey, Sussex.
1087: William the Conqueror died in Rouen, France, from injuries received when his horse stumbled while he was fighting the King of France.
It crosses roads from bridges over the Seine (Corneille bridge Boieldieu bridge, bridge Jeanne Arc, William the Conqueror Bridge).
They include Northumberland comedian and Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong who discovered his links to Irish high society and even William the Conqueror.
Puck takes them on a magical tour through history--their visits include Roman Britain and the legion guarding Hadrian's Wall, the thirteenth-century court of King John, and Old England from the era of William the Conqueror.
Alternatively, they could read about William the Conqueror, who, almost 1000 years ago, brought prefab castles to England.