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William the Conqueror

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Cultural definitions for William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror

The duke of Normandy, a province of France, and the leader of the Norman Conquest of England. He defeated the English forces at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and became the first Norman king of England.

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