Published on 29 April 2024

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Are you knowledgeable about William the Conqueror and the facts that sealed his history with that of the village of Dives-sur-Mer? So test your knowledge on the subject by answering our 10 questions, and perhaps you will do flawlessly!


10 questions about William the Conqueror

Question 1: At what age did William become Duke of Normandy?

  • 5
  • 8
  • 14

Question 2: In the year 1066, William put all the chances on his side by surrounding himself with a solid army. How many men does it consist of?

  • 5 men
  • 10 men
  • 15 men

Question 3: After 3 months of construction, how many ships left for the English coast?

  • 2, but very big
  • 300 beautiful boats
  • 1 who set off for the English coast

Question 4: What is the name of William the Conqueror's iconic boat?

  • The Aroma
  • La Mora
  • alohomora

Question 5: Aside from William, how many other people fought to obtain the famous crown?

  • 1 person: Harold
  • 2 people: Harold and Harald
  • 3 people: Harold, Harald and Howard

Question 6: What is the name of the battle that allowed William to become king of England?

  • The Battle of Hastings
  • The Battle of Westminster
  • The Battle of Worcestershire

Question 7: What first name does Guillaume have in England?

  • William
  • Harry
  • Billy

Question 8: In Dives-sur-Mer, where can we find the coats of arms of Guillaume's closest companions?

  • On the marina
  • On the pillars of the medieval Halles which house the weekly market of Dives-sur-Mer
  • On the pillars of the church tower, last vestiges of the time of the Duke of Normandy

Question 9: A list of 475 of Guillaume's companions was engraved in 1862 on the wall of the nave of the Notre-Dame de Dives church. What is its particularity?

  • Struck with light from a certain angle, it reveals hidden names
  • The fighters are listed in alphabetical order of first name.
  • Beyond the participants in the Battle of Hastings, it lists the Norman lords who contributed to the submission of England

Question 10: Which of these famous Americans inherited their name from one of William's companions?

  • Walt Disney (from Isigny)
  • Geronimo (from Gerrots)
  • Henry Ford (de Beaufour-Druval)

The answers

  • Issue 1: William became Duke of Normandy at the age of 8.
  • Issue 2: William put together an army of 15 men.
  • Issue 3: 1 boats set out to conquer the English crown.
  • Issue 4: the Mora. Moreover, the association which bears the same name offers an immersive journey, workshops and activities throughout the year but also a reconstruction site for the said vessel. More information here et book your tickets here.
  • Issue 5: these are Guillaume (Norman side), Harold (English side) and Harald (Norwegian side). Find out more about this battle here !
  • Issue 6: This is the Battle of Hasting.
  • Issue 7: William
  • Issue 8: under the Medieval halls from Dives-sur-Mer.
  • Issue 9: the fighters are arranged in alphabetical order, according to first names.
  • Issue 10: it's Walt Disney. Besides, if you go to the Dives-sur-Mer tourist office, you will see on the walls certain names of companions of our king of hearts, including that of Isigny.

Do you want to learn more about the story of this Guillaume like no other?

So follow our guided tour, bookable online at our ticket office and explore the town center of Dives-sur-Mer to retrace a part of the history of this Norman conqueror. Tours on William the Conqueror and his art village are also at your disposal!

Parcours Village d’art Guillaume le Conquérant

William the Conqueror Art Village Route

Parcours Guillaume le Conquérant

William the Conqueror route