The Conqueror


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(Eng. Hist.) William the Norman (1027-1067) who invaded England, defeated Harold in the battle of Hastings, and was crowned king, in 1066.

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Hence, he who attacks the Turk must bear in mind that he will find him united, and he will have to rely more on his own strength than on the revolt of others; but, if once the Turk has been conquered, and routed in the field in such a way that he cannot replace his armies, there is nothing to fear but the family of this prince, and, this being exterminated, there remains no one to fear, the others having no credit with the people; and as the conqueror did not rely on them before his victory, so he ought not to fear them after it.
When these things are remembered no one will marvel at the ease with which Alexander held the Empire of Asia, or at the difficulties which others have had to keep an acquisition, such as Pyrrhus and many more; this is not occasioned by the little or abundance of ability in the conqueror, but by the want of uniformity in the subject state.
Do you think it likely the conqueror will place on me two sets of panniers?
And, over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, And the angels,all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, "Man," And its hero the Conqueror Worm.
Near him stood the conqueror Jones, almost covered with blood, part of which was naturally his own, and part had been lately the property of the Reverend Mr Thwackum.
Nay, nay,'' said De Bracy, ``let the fair sovereign's throne remain unoccupied, until the conqueror shall be named, and then let him choose the lady by whom it shall be filled.
Without alighting from his horse, the conqueror called for a bowl of wine, and opening the beaver, or lower part of his helmet, announced that he quaffed it, ``To all true English hearts, and to the confusion of foreign tyrants.
There's also the opportunity to meet William the Conqueror and learn his tactical defence skills ready for battle.
France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, an official at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris said on Wednesday.
1087: William the Conqueror died in Rouen, France, from injuries received when his horse stumbled while he was fighting the King of France.
STATEHOOD DAY (CALIFORNIA) 1087: William the Conqueror died in Rouen, France, from injuries received when his horse stumbled while he was fighting the King of France.
The Topkapi Palace, which was the official residential of the Ottoman sultans beginning from Mehmed the Conqueror till Sultan Abdulmecid who was the thirty-first sultan, was used as the center of the state administration, education and art of the Empire for nearly 400 years.

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