William I of England
|King of England, Duke of Normandy|
|Reign||25 December 1066 - 9 September 1087|
|Coronation||25 December 1066|
|Died||9 September, 1087|
|Place of death||Rouen, Normandy|
|Predecessor||Harold 11 (Godwinson)|
|Consort||Matilda of Flanders (1031 – 1083)|
|Offspring||(In age order) Robert II-Duke of Normandy, Richard-Duke of Benay, Adeliza, Cecily, William II-King of England, Adela-Countess of Blois, Gundred, Agatha, Constance and Henry I-King of England|
|Father||Robert 1, Duke of Normandy|
William became the King of England after he invaded England and won the Battle of Hastings in 1066 against King Harold. The Normans became the Anglo-Saxon's kings and lords but the common people remained the same.
After he became King of England William had his servants write the Domesday Book which listed all the land in his new kingdom, who owned it and how much it was worth. It was finished in 1086.