*William the Conqueror, King of England (1028-1087)-The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the style William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066. The rest of his life was marked by struggles to consolidate his hold over England and his continental lands and by difficulties with his eldest son.
The Prince of Wales and family aboard the royal yacht, Osborne. The future King Edward VII is seated. Behind him stands his wife, the future Queen Alexandra and, over his shoulder, the future King George V. One of the girls will become queen of Norway but I can't remember which one.