William the Conqueror & The Domesday Book By: Cierra Groom & Devon Waldrop William The Conqueror Born in 1028, in Falaise, Normandy, France Died on September 9th, 1087 at Saint-Gervais near Rouen France William was buried at St. Stephen’s Abbey, Caen, Normandy He is the illegitimate child of Robert I, Duke of Normandy William’s mother was named Herleva When his father died, he was crowned heir. William was crowned on Christmas Day in 1066 in Westminster Abbey. William married Matilda and bore 10 children: six daughters and four sons. DW. About William the Conqueror Theses videos explain who William the Conqueror was and all about his life. C.G. Information Learned William was honored by many of his people. Although he was crowned for a while, William only wore his crown three times out of the entire year. Those three times were Easter, Pentecost, and also Christmas. He hated the idea of a deer being shot and killed. He loved deer so much that he created a an enormous forest for them to inhabit. C.G. The Domesday Book Domesday book is one of the earliest historical documents known. This book describes the public records, share holdings, land holdings of the 11th century in England. It is a highly detailed survey held by William the Conqueror to how much land he owned, how much crops he had, and how many people owed him in taxes This book consists of 900 pages, over 2 million words, cover 37 countries, and lists over 13,000 places. DW. About the Domesday Book This video will give you information about what the Domesday book is and why they have it. It explains what the purpose of the book is and why it was so important to the people. C.G. Funny Facts William is descended from the Viking back ground and spoke mainly French William was very concerned about his weight and he was 5’ 10’’ tall Some say that 25 percent of our population is distantly related to William William was more powerful than that of his father, Robert I Duke of Normandy William’s Wife Matilda was 4’ 2” tall When William rode into battle, he rode in on a black stallion DW. Works Cited "William the Conqueror." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Sep 23 2013, 11:17 http://www.biography.com/people/william-the-conqueror-9542227. "KeepVid: Download and save Any Video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, IFilm and More!" KeepVid: Download and save Any Video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, IFilm and More! N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2013 "Spartacus Educational." William the Conqueror : Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2013. "William the Conqueror Timeline ." Timeline. N.p., n.d.Web. 23 Sept. 2013. BBC News. BBC, n.d.Web. 23 Sept. 2013. "10 William the Conqueror Facts." Interesting Information for Kids, Pupils, Parents and Teachers. N.p., n.d.Web. 24 Sept. 2013. "Middle Ages." Biographies for Kids: William the Conqueror. N.p., n.d.Web. 24 Sept. 2013. C.G./D.W.