In 1066 the country of England was conquered by the army of William, Duke of Normandy who established himself as William I, King of England. But William was not the first king of England. The first was Egbert back in 800 AD or so and there had been 24 kings of England from then until William arrived. Remember one of William's soldiers supposedly killed the previous king, King Harold, by shooting him in the eye with an arrow. More information In the year 1066, there were four people who held, or claimed, the title "King of England." Edward the Confessor had been King since 8th June 1042, and he died on 5th January 1066. He was immediately succeeded by Harold Godwinson, a powerful nobleman from the House of Wessex. Harold claimed that Edward the Confessor had promised the Crown to him. William, Duke of Normandy, also claimed that Edward had promised the Crown to him - both claims may be true, it is possible that Edward had made the same promise to both men. In October 1066, William of Normandy invaded England and famously defeated and killed Harold Godwinson at The Battle of Hastings on 14th October 1066. He not only proclaimed himself King, but claimed ownership of all the land in England "by right of conquest." The Wittan, an early forerunner of Parliament, claimed that Edgar the Atheling, a grandson of an earlier English King, should inherit the Crown, but accepted William as King a few weeks after the Battle. William's coronation as King William I, took place on Christmas Day 1066.
England had no one ruler in 1066. When the year began, King Edward III was the king. He died. Harold then became king. Then William, the Duke of the French Province of Normandy, killed Harold. Then both William and Edgar Atheling claimed to be the King of England. Then William killed Edgar. At the end of 1066, William became the undisputed King of England.
Harold II was King of England between 1042-1066.
That was King Henry the Second.
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King George III of the United Kingdom was king when Britain owned the 13 colonies. He was also king during the war between America and England, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars.
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According to the Declaration of Independence, what has the king of England done?Taking away american right
They refer to the king of England
he was king between 1547 and 1553
Richard I (the Lionheart) was king of England from 1189 to 1199.
James Ist of England, who was also King James II of Scotland.
There have only been two King Charles's in England.
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king henry eight was in the middle ages between 1497 and 1594
The King James Version of the bible was commisioned by King James of England back in the 1600's.
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King George I, until 1727, and then his son George II.
The king of England in 1605 was King James I
He was the King of England and head of the Church Of England. That was his job.
The king of England