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Did William the Conqueror deserve to be King of England: Was he more ethical than his rivals?

  • He saved two other king's lives

    He was strong, And tried to remember some of his fellow citizens' names as well as the pope wanting him to be the king. He also has experience as he was already Duke of Normandy. He also was Edward the Confessor's cousin. He changed Britain and gave people lots of ideas and democracy.

  • He saved two other king's lives

    He was strong, And tried to remember some of his fellow citizens' names as well as the pope wanting him to be the king. He also has experience as he was already Duke of Normandy. He also was Edward the Confessor's cousin. He changed Britain and gave people lots of ideas and democracy.

  • He saved two other king's lives

    He was strong, And tried to remember some of his fellow citizens' names as well as the pope wanting him to be the king. He also has experience as he was already Duke of Normandy. He also was Edward the Confessor's cousin. He changed Britain and gave people lots of ideas and democracy.

  • He saved two other king's lives

    He was strong, And tried to remember some of his fellow citizens' names as well as the pope wanting him to be the king. He also has experience as he was already Duke of Normandy. He also was Edward the Confessor's cousin. He changed Britain and gave people lots of ideas and democracy.

  • He saved two other king's lives

    He was strong, And tried to remember some of his fellow citizens' names as well as the pope wanting him to be the king. He also has experience as he was already Duke of Normandy. He also was Edward the Confessor's cousin. He changed Britain and gave people lots of ideas and democracy.

  • He saved two other king's lives

    He was strong, And tried to remember some of his fellow citizens' names as well as the pope wanting him to be the king. He also has experience as he was already Duke of Normandy. He also was Edward the Confessor's cousin. He changed Britain and gave people lots of ideas and democracy.

  • He saved two other king's lives

    He was strong, And tried to remember some of his fellow citizens' names as well as the pope wanting him to be the king. He also has experience as he was already Duke of Normandy. He also was Edward the Confessor's cousin. He changed Britain and gave people lots of ideas and democracy.

  • He saved two other king's lives

    He was strong, And tried to remember some of his fellow citizens' names as well as the pope wanting him to be the king. He also has experience as he was already Duke of Normandy. He also was Edward the Confessor's cousin. He changed Britain and gave people lots of ideas and democracy.

  • I agree he should be king

    I think he deserved to be king because he was a leader from a very young age. William grew up with many responsibilities and knew how to handle threats. William was a great leader and warrior. He had shown amazing leadership from a very young age and was always known by his people as the man who would lead them to victory.

  • He was the best ruler

    William is commonly regarded as the best king of England. King Edward had promised him the throne and Harold Godwinson had made an oath to leave the throne for William, That makes Harold a liar and because he swore on an oath he should have been prosecuted for braking it, Also he was the closest in terms of family, They were cousins.

  • I don't understand!

    All you guys have NEVER read about what he did when he was on the throne, Have you? Yes- it all seemed hunky-dory at first, Didn't it? Until came the Harrying of the North. Bet you've never heard of that! Where people resorted to eating their pets and even each other? No, Because you've been looking at no facts whatsoever.

  • No no no

    Cause he only got it cause of HARALD GODWINSON AND HARALALD HARDRADA getting killed in the battle. None of them diserved the throne cause of reason. Harold godwinson own brother jone harold hardrada make you think why. Harold hardrada has no link and william a cheat and a theft .

  • He was a viking.

    Why would the English want to go back under viking rule after they had rid themselves of it so recently. William was certainly not more ethical. One of the reasons he wanted England was the wealth it would bring in order to carry out the penance given to him and his wife by the Pope. He used this money to build the two big abbeys in Can to discharge his penance. He was so greatly disliked by his own Norman court that when he died he was left alone to do it on a cold stone floor and the body remained there for some time as nobody wanted to be near it

  • No no no

    William the Conqueror did not technically deserve to be King of England because of his illegitimate birth status, When he became a contender for the throne, William killed and lied to achieve power. William the Conqueror used his brute strength to get what he wanted. He won the King of England position, but he did not technically deserve it, the way the throne was usually passed down

  • No he was not

    William was a distant cousin of Edward the Confessor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • William the cheat

    Technically, no and he was not more ethical William the Conqueror did not technically deserve to be King of England because of his illegitimate birth status, When he became a contender for the throne, William killed and lied to achieve power. William the Conqueror used his brute strength to get what he wanted. He won the King of England position, but he did not technically deserve it, the way the throne was usually passed down.

  • Evidenced by his time on the throne

    The question in my view is not whether he deserved to be king based on the European feudal system, rather did his ethics make him a more deserving king. Anyone with a superficial knowledge of what followed the Norman conquest would be aware this is not the case. He suppressed English culture, he oppressed the native people and of course the Harrying of the North is potentially the darkest atrocity to have ever been committed on British soil.

  • Technically, no and he was not more ethical

    William the Conqueror did not technically deserve to be King of England because of his illegitimate birth status, When he became a contender for the throne, William killed and lied to achieve power. William the Conqueror used his brute strength to get what he wanted. He won the King of England position, but he did not technically deserve it, the way the throne was usually passed down.


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