Lineage of William the ConquerorEdit
In Falaise France, is a series of statues that pays tribute to the six Norman Dukes from Rollo to William Conqueror.
|Rollo of Normandy (860-927)||Viking Warrior lived circa 860-927. Baptised Robert, was the founder and first ruler of the Viking principality in what soon became known as Normandy. First invaded France in 883. Historians hotly dispute two legends that compete to declare Rollo of either Norwegian or Danish origin.|
|William Longsword, 2nd Duke of Normandy (893-942)||Norman Warrior - Ruled duchy from 927 until his assasination by the followers of Arnulf I, another Norman Duke at whom he had been at war with.|
|Richard I, Duke of Normandy (933-996) - The Fearless||Norman Duke - Imprisoned as a child by King Louis IV who took control of most of Normandy. He later escaped and took back his duchy. The Normans bought much of the Viking booty from raids made against England.|
|Richard II, Duke of Normandy (963-1027) - The Good||Norman Duke - Defeated peasant revolt and battle with French and English. Married Ethelred of England to improve relations.|
|Robert II, Duke of Normandy (c1000-1035) - The Magnificent||Norman Duke -Robert aided King Henry I of France against Henry's rebellious brother and mother, and for his help he was given the territory of the Vexin. He died in Nicaea returning from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.|
|William the Conqueror (1027-1087)||Norman Duke who conquered England in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and First Norman King of England|