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William I, Duke of Normandy

 

This tomb of William I Duke of Normandy (d942) in Rouen Cathedral dates from the 14th century. The earlier burial had been in the ancient sanctuary near the end of what is now the nave. The former inscription read:

 

Here lies Guillaume-Longue-Epee, son of Rollo, duke de Normandy, killed by treason in the year 944. His remains had formerly been deposited in the ancient sanctuary, where is at present the upper end of the nave. The altar having been removed to an other place, the remains of the prince were deposited in this place by the blessed Maurille, in the year 1063.

 

William I, Duke of Normandy

 

William I, Duke of Normandy

 

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