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Archive for September 2014

On this day 28th September

1106– The Battle of Tinchebray – Henry I defeats his brother, Robert Curthorse, Duke of Normandy. Robert was captured and imprisoned in Devizes Castle. To purchase a lordship title dating back to the reign of King Henry I contact – mailto:ltaylor@manorial.co.uk 

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On this day 27th September

1066– Duke William II of Normandy later William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman Conquest of England. The lands, manors and titles of the resisting English elite were confiscated, and awarded to Williams closest supporters and followers, as expected they received lands and titles in return for their service in the invasion.  Although…

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On this day 26th September

1087– William II (William Rufus or William the Red) is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100.  William died after being struck by an arrow while hunting, a stone known as the “Rufus Stone” marks the spot where William II supposedly fell. Most of our Lordship titles are documented at Domesday which was shortly before William II’s death , with a large selection…

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