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William I Collection

"William I: The Conqueror who Shaped England's Destiny" Wilkin, the ambitious Duke of Normandy

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Wilkin - Battle of Hastings K021254

Wilkin - Battle of Hastings K021254
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. " The Battle of Hastings " c1820 by Frank W WILKIN (1791-1842)

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Old Sarum J030098

Old Sarum J030098
OLD SARUM, Wiltshire. Distant aerial view reconstruction drawing of William the Conqueror receiving the barons in 1086, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageWilliam I Collection: A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Creator: Unknown

A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Creator: Unknown
A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Scene from the embroidery depicting the Norman Invasion of England in 1066

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Battle of Hastings J960036

Battle of Hastings J960036
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings 1066. Reconstruction drawing of the battle scene with soldiers by Ivan Lapper

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Battle of Hastings J000010

Battle of Hastings J000010
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing looking over the heads of the English towards the Norman ranks, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageWilliam I Collection: William the Conqueror J980082

William the Conqueror J980082
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. " William the Conqueror" c1580 by unknown artist. Oil on panel 146.1 x 109.2

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Battle of Hastings J000018

Battle of Hastings J000018
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team. William pushes his helmet back to show troops he is alive

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Pevensey Castle J940489

Pevensey Castle J940489
PEVENSEY CASTLE, East Sussex. Aerial reconstruction drawing c.1066 by Alan Sorrell

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Cliffords Tower J920591

Cliffords Tower J920591
CLIFFORDs TOWER, YORK CASTLE, North Yorkshire. A reconstruction drawing of the motte, bailey & early timber buildings; late 11th century built on the orders of William I

Background imageWilliam I Collection: King William as represented on his seal, (1870)

King William as represented on his seal, (1870). A wood engraving showing William the Conqueror (1028-1087) from The Arts of the Middle Ages and at the Period of the Renaissance, by Paul Lacroix

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Harold II, last Anglo-Saxon king of England, c1064, (19th century)

Harold II, last Anglo-Saxon king of England, c1064, (19th century). Artist: James William Edmund Doyle
Harold II, last Anglo-Saxon king of England, c1064, (19th century). Harold c1020-1066) swearing an oath on sacred relics before William of Normandy to support his claim to the English throne on death

Background imageWilliam I Collection: William I, 1870

William I, 1870
1583476 William I, 1870; (add.info.: William I, King of Prussian & Emperor of Germany.); Windmill/Robert Hunt Library/UIG

Background imageWilliam I Collection: William I, Prince of Orange, 1533-1584 (painting)

William I, Prince of Orange, 1533-1584 (painting)
6266309 William I, Prince of Orange, 1533-1584 (painting); (add.info.: William I, Prince of Orange, 1533-1584, aka William the Silent, William the Taciturn and William of Orange)

Background imageWilliam I Collection: William I, Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau, 1772-1843 (painting)

William I, Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau, 1772-1843 (painting)
6266307 William I, Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau, 1772-1843 (painting); (add.info.: Prince of Orange, first King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg.); Photo © Ken Welsh

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Willem Frederik, king of The Netherlands and grand duke of Luxembourg

Willem Frederik, king of The Netherlands and grand duke of Luxembourg, from Geschiedenis van Nederland, pub
5242648 Willem Frederik, king of The Netherlands and grand duke of Luxembourg, from Geschiedenis van Nederland, pub. 1936 (print) by Netherlandish School; (add.info.: Willem Frederik)

Background imageWilliam I Collection: The proclamation of William I as German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles

The proclamation of William I as German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, France January 18, 1871
955266 The proclamation of William I as German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, France January 18, 1871; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWilliam I Collection: William I, German Emperor lying in state, 1850

William I, German Emperor lying in state, 1850
3478349 William I, German Emperor lying in state, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting William I, German Emperor (1797-1888) lying in state. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWilliam I Collection: William the Silent

William the Silent
3586481 William the Silent; (add.info.: Portrait of William the Silent (1533-1584) Prince of Orange. Dated 16th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Farnese, Alessandro (1545-1592). Military man in the service of Philip II of Spain (painting)

Farnese, Alessandro (1545-1592). Military man in the service of Philip II of Spain (painting)
CUL4934134 Farnese, Alessandro (1545-1592). Military man in the service of Philip II of Spain (painting); (add.info.: Spanish Netherlands (1579)

Background imageWilliam I Collection: The coronation of William I after his conquest of England, 1066 - Coronation of William I after

The coronation of William I after his conquest of England, 1066 - Coronation of William I after his conquest of
NWI4944943 The coronation of William I after his conquest of England, 1066 - Coronation of William I after his conquest of England, 1066

Background imageWilliam I Collection: William I

William I
3507800 William I; (add.info.: William I (c. 1028 - 1087), known as William the Conqueror or William the Bastard. first Norman King of England

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Le grand ogre allemand. (King Wilhelm eats the German small states), 1866. Creator: Anonymous

Le grand ogre allemand. (King Wilhelm eats the German small states), 1866. Creator: Anonymous
Le grand ogre allemand. (King Wilhelm eats the German small states), 1866. Private Collection

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Harold at the Battle of Hastings, (1066), 1890. Creator: Unknown

Harold at the Battle of Hastings, (1066), 1890. Creator: Unknown
Harold at the Battle of Hastings, (1066), 1890. Battle of Hastings, 1066 fought between a Norman-French army of William Duke of Normandy, and an English army under Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson

Background imageWilliam I Collection: The late King of Wirtemberg, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The late King of Wirtemberg, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The late King of Wirtemberg, 1864. Engraving of...the deceased King of Wirtemberg, whose name was Frederick Charles, but who reigned by the title of William I...He deserves to be remembered as a

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Caen College, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Caen College, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Caen College, 1858. Burial-place of William the Conqueror. In the chancel of William's church - that of St. Stephen - his remains lie...This church...and the adjacent beautiful structure

Background imageWilliam I Collection: German warship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 20th century. Artist: Albert Sebille

German warship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 20th century. Artist: Albert Sebille
German warship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 20th century

Background imageWilliam I Collection: The Von Wied Pavilion in Scheveningen, 1877. Creator: Johannes Josephus Destree

The Von Wied Pavilion in Scheveningen, 1877. Creator: Johannes Josephus Destree
The Von Wied Pavilion in Scheveningen, 1877

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Arrival of Prince Willem Frederik in Scheveningen, November 30, 1813, (1813)

Arrival of Prince Willem Frederik in Scheveningen, November 30, 1813, (1813). Creator: Nicolaas Lodewyk Penning
Arrival of Prince Willem Frederik in Scheveningen, November 30, 1813, (1813). An enthusiastic crowd greets the prince on the beach at Scheveningen

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Decoration...on the occasion of the inauguration of King William I, April 1814, (1814-1835)

Decoration...on the occasion of the inauguration of King William I, April 1814, (1814-1835)
Decoration of the hall in the Besjeshuis, for the ball held on the occasion of the inauguration of King William I, April 1814, (1814-1835)

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Scene from the Ten Days Campaign against the Belgian Revolt, August 1831, 1831-1835

Scene from the Ten Days Campaign against the Belgian Revolt, August 1831, 1831-1835. Creator: Wouterus Verschuur
Scene from the Ten Days Campaign against the Belgian Revolt, August 1831, 1831-1835

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Triumvirate Assuming Power in the Name of the Prince of Orange, 21 November 1813, c.1828

Triumvirate Assuming Power in the Name of the Prince of Orange, 21 November 1813, c.1828. Creator: Jan Willem Pieneman
Triumvirate Assuming Power in the Name of the Prince of Orange, 21 November 1813, c.1828. Other Title(s): Triumvirate Assuming Power in the Name of the Prince of Orange, 21 November 1813

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Allegory on the government of King William I, 1838, 1838. Creator: Anon

Allegory on the government of King William I, 1838, 1838. Creator: Anon
Allegory on the government of King William I, 1838, 1838

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Willem I (1772-1843), King of the Netherlands, 1815-1816. Creator: Charles Howard Hodges

Willem I (1772-1843), King of the Netherlands, 1815-1816. Creator: Charles Howard Hodges
Willem I (1772-1843), King of the Netherlands, 1815-1816

Background imageWilliam I Collection: The German dynasty, c. 1888. Creator: Photo studio Reichard & Lindner, Berlin

The German dynasty, c. 1888. Creator: Photo studio Reichard & Lindner, Berlin. The German dynasty, c. 1888
The German dynasty, c. 1888. Private Collection

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Allegorical Representation of the Birth of William Frederick, Prince of Orange-Nassau

Allegorical Representation of the Birth of William Frederick, Prince of Orange-Nassau, later King Wi Creator: Anon
Allegorical Representation of the Birth of William Frederick, Prince of Orange-Nassau, later King William I, 1772

Background imageWilliam I Collection: The Solemn Inauguration of University of Ghent by the Prince of Orange in the Throne Room of

The Solemn Inauguration of University of Ghent by the Prince of Orange in the Throne Room of the Tow Creator
The Solemn Inauguration of University of Ghent by the Prince of Orange in the Throne Room of the Town Hall on 9 October 1817, 1817-1830

Background imageWilliam I Collection: William I, Sovereign Prince of the United Netherlands, later King of the Netherlands, 1813-1815

William I, Sovereign Prince of the United Netherlands, later King of the Netherlands, 1813-1815. Creator: Anon
William I, Sovereign Prince of the United Netherlands, later King of the Netherlands, 1813-1815

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Portrait of William I, King of the Netherlands, 1819. Creator: Joseph Paelinck

Portrait of William I, King of the Netherlands, 1819. Creator: Joseph Paelinck
Portrait of William I, King of the Netherlands, 1819. Other Title(s): Portrait of William I, King of the Netherlands

Background imageWilliam I Collection: William I, (c1911). Creator: Unknown

William I, (c1911). Creator: Unknown
William I, (c1911). The first Norman king of England. From an engraved portrait in the British Museum'. Published in "The Portrait Book of Our Kings and Queens 1066-1911", edited by T

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Battle of Hastings, (1066), 1835. Creator: Unknown

Battle of Hastings, (1066), 1835. Creator: Unknown
Battle of Hastings, (1066), 1835. The Battle of Hastings in which invading Normans, led by William the Conqueror, defeated the Anglo Saxons under King Harold II

Background imageWilliam I Collection: William, Duke of Normandy, c1890. Creator: Unknown

William, Duke of Normandy, c1890. Creator: Unknown
William, Duke of Normandy, c1890. William the Conqueror (c1028-1087), first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Statue of William the Conqueror, Falaise, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Statue of William the Conqueror, Falaise, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Statue of William the Conqueror, Falaise, 1890. Bronze statue of William the Conqueror (c1028-1087) first Norman King of England by French sculptor Louis Rochet in his birthplace, Falaise

Background imageWilliam I Collection: The Battle of Hastings, (c1804). Creator: William Bromley

The Battle of Hastings, (c1804). Creator: William Bromley
The Battle of Hastings, (c1804). 19th century depiction of the Battle of Hastings fought in 1066, in which the invading Normans, led by William the Conqueror

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Monument for the Foundation of the German Empire with Equestrian Statue of Wilhelm

Monument for the Foundation of the German Empire with Equestrian Statue of Wilhelm I at Deutsches Eck, Koblenz; Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Background imageWilliam I Collection: The Norman cavalry attacks the English shield-wall and battle is joined

The Norman cavalry attacks the English shield-wall and battle is joined, 1070 (wool embroidery on linen)
XCF115624 The Norman cavalry attacks the English shield-wall and battle is joined, 1070 (wool embroidery on linen) by English School, (11th century); Musee de la Tapisserie, Bayeux

Background imageWilliam I Collection: William I, Prince of Orange, William the Silent or William the Taciturn

William I, Prince of Orange, William the Silent or William the Taciturn. Guillaume, Premiere Prince d'Orange
5913157 William I, Prince of Orange, William the Silent or William the Taciturn. Guillaume, Premiere Prince d'Orange. In suit of armour with lace ruff, coat of arms above

Background imageWilliam I Collection: Coronation of William I

Coronation of William I - Scanned 1881 Engraving




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"William I: The Conqueror who Shaped England's Destiny" Wilkin, the ambitious Duke of Normandy, forever altered the course of history with his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Depicted vividly in the Bayeux Tapestry, this epic clash marked a turning point for England. The tapestry also reveals a feast scene, capturing the grandeur and celebration that followed William's triumph. It showcases his determination to establish Norman rule over England and solidify his reign. Old Sarum stands as a testament to William's strategic prowess. This ancient hill fort became an important stronghold under his rule, serving as a symbol of power and control. The Battle of Hastings itself was a fierce struggle depicted in stunning detail. From charging knights to archers raining arrows upon their enemies, it was here that William proved himself as a formidable leader. Known as "William the Conqueror, " he left an indelible mark on English history. His portrait captures both strength and authority – qualities that defined his reign. Even today, we can see traces of William's legacy across Britain. Pevensey Castle bears witness to his military might while Clifford's Tower serves as another reminder of Norman influence on English soil. Through these images and artifacts from centuries past, we catch glimpses into the life and times of King William I. His seal depicts him regally adorned with crown and scepter – symbols befitting one who reshaped nations. Yet amidst all this glory lies Harold II, last Anglo-Saxon king whose fate intertwined with William's rise to power. James William Edmund Doyle masterfully portrays Harold in poignant detail – reminding us that every conqueror leaves behind those they conquered. King William I remains an iconic figure whose conquests shaped England forevermore. From battlefields like Hastings to castles such as Pevensey or Old Sarum - each hint tells part of this remarkable story.