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William the Conqueror was the king of England between 1066-1087 During his twenty-one year reign he had managed to accomplish many things Although his reign ended the day of his death his legend still loved on Though his tactics may have been unconventional seeing as he ruled his people with fear and terror the people of England thrived under his rule for many years Before William the Conqueror became the king of England he was the Duke or Normandy He came into that position after the death of his father Robert the previous Duke of Normandy passed away in 1035 Williams reign started after this success at the Battle of Hastings on October 14 1066 He ordered the Norman knights to invaded Hastings after King Harold declines Williams request that he is to resign During the battle the Normans adopted many tactics that blinded the Saxons taking them by surprise and ultimately leading them to a victory Soon after his win William the Conqueror was crowned the king of England on Christmas day December 25 1066 at the West Minister Abbey in London From that day on for the next twenty-one years William the Conqueror ruled England with a great deal of power and force During his successful reign William the Conqueror accomplished much The fist few years of the kings reign was dedicated to crushing resisting forces and securing Englands borders William also had built many castles in England including the Tower of London Norwich Castle Wallingford Castle and Chepstow Castle In 1072 William the Conqueror invaded Scotland and as a result he came to a peace offering with the Scottish King After that he invaded Wales in 1081 and set up defensive armies along their borders This was all done to further England land wise William had created the feudal system which allowed himself to give land away to knights or lords who then gave that land away to peasants who would work
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