William the First, who was also called William the Conqueror and in some cases William the Bastard, was the first Norman emperor of England, ruling from 1066 till his death in 1087. Around this time, many wars and battles were waged over the kingdom and distribution of territories in Europe. France, the Anglo-Saxons, and Scandinavian troops were engaged in raids, struggles, and battles to claim their lands and gains.
One of the most significant times in William’s life was that as the Duke of Normandy. His politics, terms, rules, and treaties were different and refreshing for comparison to how things had been done previously.
I invite you to learn more about this first king of England, who lived almost 1,000 years ago.