King William the Conqueror receiving a fatal wound at Mantes. In 1087 in France, William burned Mantes 50 km west of Paris, besieging the town. Howeve

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King William the Conqueror recieving a fatal wound at Mantes. In 1087 in France, William burned Mantes 50 km west of Paris, besieging the town. However, he fell off his horse, suffering fatal abdominal injuries from the saddle pommel.