WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR .... maybe I have William's blood in my veins. that would be a good thing ......from my mother's side I have the Saami and the Viking blood. from my father I have the blood of English kings - - - though I am a 'mutt' I have good blood.
Family Crest Jewelry - Men's crest rings and more - Heraldic Jewelry
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Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conquerer - - anecdotal tales tell us he was monogamous and had only Matilda in his bed. most unusual for that period of time.... or likely any time
7 Other Famous Abbeys in England
The most famous abbey in England right now is not actually an abbey at all — it’s a castle. Highclere Castle is the stand-in for Downton Abbey, the eponymous location of the mega-popular British series about an upstairs-downstairs household in the early 1900s. While Downton might be the only abbey about which people in the U.S. are currently talking, Britain is home to many a famous abbey. The word “abbey” actually refers to a Catholic monastery or convent – usually operated under the
Built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, Corfe Castle was demolished in the English Civil War
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Matilda of Flanders - British monarch, Queen consort of William the Conquerer. Daughter of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders and Adela Capet, she married William in 1051. While her husband invaded England, she took over ruling Normandy in his absence. She was crowned Queen of England in 1068, though she spent little time there. She was known for her formidable temper, and William was apparently faithful to her. She died in Normandy and was buried in the abbey she founded.
Women's Fashions of the 17th Century
In the mid-17th century, Wenceslaus Hollar published this series of engravings depicting the costume of women in England. These images record a contemporary view of the costume of women, a subject which fascinated the artist.