1. He is a bastard: William was born to Norman Duke Robert I and his mistress Herleva.
  2. He became a duke at the age of eight: William succeeded his father after his sudden death during a Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
  3. His grandfather works with the dead: The maternal grandfather of our new king makes a living by preparing the deceased for burial. Unconfirmed reports claim the king will give his grandfather a role within his court.
  4. He is married to Matilda of Flanders: William married Matilda in 1051. Legends say William threw Matilda to the ground by her hair after she rejected his first proposal.
  5. He LOVES money: According to William of Malmesbury, the king will do “almost anything” for money. Does this mean he will bring more wealth to England?

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