Tomb Of William The Conqueror
Tomb of William the Conqueror in Abbaye-aux-Hommes, in Caen, Normandy, France.
William I, also known as William the Conqueror (Guillaume le Conquerant), was the first Norman King of England from Christmas 1066 until his death. He was also Duke of Normandy from 3 July 1035 until his death, under the name William II. Before his conquest of England, he was known as William the Bastard because of the illegitimacy of his birth.
The grave was defiled twice, once during the French Wars of Religion, when his bones were scattered across the town of Caen, and again during the French Revolution. Following those events, only William's left femur, some skin particles and bone dust remain in the tomb.
FEATURED IMAGE Historic Graveyards and Gravestones of the World group, 02/27/2013
FEATURED IMAGE Catholic Art Gallery group, 03/17/2013
FEATURED IMAGE Art from the Past group, 04/06/2014
October 22nd, 2011
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