The Life of Emperor Vitellius Following the death of Emperor Otho in April, 69 AD, Aulus Vitellius became the third Emperor to rule Rome in 69 AD.  Aulus Vitellius was born to Lucius Vitellius Veteris and his wife Sextilleia on September 24, 15 AD. Vitellius also had an older brother, Lucius Vitellius the Younger. The origins of Vitellius’s family… Continue reading The Life of Emperor Vitellius

The Life of Henry I Henry was born sometime between May, 1068 and May, 1069 in Selby, Yorkshire. Through his mother, Queen Matilda, Henry was descended from Alfred the Great. As the youngest son of William the Conqueror, England’s first Norman King and the founder of the House of Normandy, Henry was expected to become a Bishop in the… Continue reading The Life of Henry I

The Reign of William the Conqueror

Following the death of Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror was crowned King of England in December, 1066. Following the Battle of Hastings, southern England submitted quickly to William’s rule. However, resistance to the Normans continued for six years in the north. During the first two years of his reign, William… Continue reading The Reign of William the Conqueror

The Early Life of William the Conqueror

Sometimes called William the Bastard, William the Conqueror ruled England from 1066 until 1087. Read more at Suite101: The Early Life of William the Conqueror William was born in Falaise, Normandy, in either 1027 or 1028. William was the illegitimate son of Robert I, the Duke of Normandy. William’s mother, Herlava, also gave birth to… Continue reading The Early Life of William the Conqueror