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William the Conqueror | William the Conqueror

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Feb.11.2014
Heraldry refers to the symbol a chieftain or lord used to identify his fiefdom. This symbol was displayed in a banner, on his coat, on his soldier's coats and on their armament. This is where the expression "coat of arms" originated. During these medieval ages, they called a messenger a "herald."...
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Sep.28.2013
                                          On September 28, 1066, William of Normandy lands at...
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Jan.05.2013
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suellen-ocean's picture
Aug.01.2012
William the Conqueror was quite proud of his successful invasion of England in 1066. Upon the hillside where England's King Harold was defeated and died, William began making plans to build "Battle Abbey" and dedicate it to Saint Martin. The Latin meaning for the name Martin is "Of Mars" ... "...
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Oct.03.2011
How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m related to William the Conqueror?” My mother used to say it. I’m still working on that trail. Dear William built the Tower of London after 1066. Historians say William’s building of his White Tower along the River Thames was part of a strategy that...