Talk:William the Conqueror

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Terminology of publishers...[edit]

Nnemo, I've reverted because I believe that you are misunderstanding the need for internationalisation. The publisher of the document concerned is the Royal Household (as per the legal copyright on the webpage concerned). Neither they, or anyone else I'm aware of, calls them the Royal Household of the United Kingdom, any more than the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is called the Oxford (UK) Dictionary of National Biography, for example. Bibliographies use the actual name of a publisher, not the version you might use for the title of a Wikipedia article (which quite rightly can add additional clauses in). I've added the location of the publisher into the template to avoid any confusion. Hchc2009 (talk) 08:37, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


Should this not have a section on his marriage to Matilda? That was a very important event in his life. Also, a claim in Maltilda's article states that the Pope objected to their marriage due to consanguinity. That would be another live event worth mentioning. I will say though that I feel her article needs to expand that claim as well. MagnoliaSouth (talk) 07:13, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Check out the last paragraph of Consolidation of Power. Ealdgyth - Talk 13:05, 17 March 2014 (UTC)


Nobody to mention one of the most essential changes: the deep influence of old French in English language. I know it's not a popular subject but it's still a reality of that time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:16, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

See Norman conquest of England - where this is discussed. It's part of the broader impact of the conquest, not specifically tracing to William. Ealdgyth - Talk 15:52, 7 June 2014 (UTC)