The first Norman king of England, William the Conqueror changed the course of England's history when he invaded in Here, historian. William I: c. Falaise, Normandy [France] Sept. 9, Rouen duke of Normandy (as William II) from and king of England from , one of the. In September , a Norman duke called William the Bastard landed in Sussex, determined to lay claim to the British Isles. His subsequent.
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William arrives on the Sussex coast while King Harold is in the north of England, fighting Viking invaders at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. At first, Alan of Brittany had custody of the duke, but when Alan died in either late or October , Gilbert of Brionne took charge of William. William I ,  or in German Wilhelm I  full name: Hubert was besieged in his castle at Sainte-Suzanne by William's forces for at least two years, but he eventually made his peace with the king and was restored to favour. The English dead, who included some of Harold's brothers and his housecarls , were left on the battlefield.