William The Conqueror Research Paper

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William the Conqueror The Anglo-Saxon period lasted just over 600 years, starting from the year 449 to 1066. Throughout the Anglo-Saxon time period many great leaders controlled the lands. One leader from this time period was William the Conqueror. William left a mark on the land he controlled that could be felt by generations to come. Although he had a profound legacy William the Conqueror’s early life had many conflicts, William the Conqueror’s had to show how worthy of an opponent he is and his death was unexpected, but even through the cold grasp death, he still lives on. William the Conqueror faced many challenges during his rise to power. The challenges he faced started the day he was born, “He was born in Falaise in 1028- his parents were unmarried” (Lords and Ladies). This posed a problem because being a child of an unmarried couple made you illegitimate and a mistake rather than a new life brought into the world. Being illegitimate did not stop William from being duke because he…show more content…
William the Conqueror died in an unexpected and an embarrassing way, “He died in September 1087 after suffering from major internal injuries when his horse, scared by embers in a burning Norman village…” (History Learning Site). As you can see this death was very unexpected because you wouldn’t think a horse would throw the rider off and make them obtain fatal abdominal injuries. Even though William did die he still lived on, “He had four sons and five daughters, and every monarch of England since has been his direct descendant” (William the Conqueror Biography). His family would represent his even through his death because those monarchs that rose after him were directly connected to his family. He also left his mark in the English language. He did this by mixing French and Latin words into the English dictionary (William the Conqueror Biography). This allowed advancements in the English language with him even being
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