The Conqueror


  • Statue of William the Conqueror at Falaise
    Statue of William the Conqueror at Falaise
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The Conqueror (Eng. Hist) William the Norman (1027-1067) who invaded England, defeated Harold in the battle of Hastings, and was crowned king, in 1066.
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One of William the Conqueror's ships, 1066 A.D One of William the Conqueror's ships, 1066 A.D

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Apple pie was brought to England from France sometime around 1066 by William the Conqueror. It made it to America when the Pilgrims arrived.
    • The Conqueror William I. of England (L. Conques′tor)
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  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself.”
  • Herbert Kaufman
    Herbert Kaufman
    “Only things the dreamers make live on. They are the eternal conquerors.”
  • Mary Elizabeth Hewitt
    Mary Elizabeth Hewitt
    “Then hail! thou noble conqueror! That, when tyranny oppressed, hewed for our fathers from the wild. A land wherein to rest.”
  • Meridel Le Sueur
    Meridel Le Sueur
    “The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. conquerre—L. conquirĕre,—con, inten., quærĕre, to seek.


In literature:

You feel that he is an unconquerable spirit, but he is not the conqueror.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
The Sumerians, however, ultimately achieved an intellectual conquest of their conquerors.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
The tenants of the Abbot of Westminster challenged the conquerors to a fresh contest on August 1 at Westminster.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Elsewhere in the Roman world the work of the conquerors was aided by the very civilization of Rome.
"History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)" by John Richard Green
By the sword our fathers won their lands when they came over with the Conqueror, and by the sword we will keep them.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The indemnity which may be collected from a conquered nation is also a source of profit to the conqueror.
"A School History of the Great War" by Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson
The rest, shut up in the fort, had no rescue but the clemency of the conqueror.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
The ashes of the conquerors of Tarquin are still trampled by the assassins of Basseville.
"The History of Napoleon Buonaparte" by John Gibson Lockhart
The planter of a small colony in North America presume to vie with the conqueror of the great Mexican Empire?
"Dialogues of the Dead" by Lord Lyttelton
The conquerors were an alien minority, so that they had to march out and spread over the whole country.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard

In poetry:

The magic moon is breaking
Like a conqueror from the East,
The waiting world awaking
To a golden fairy-feast.
"Moonrise" by Ernest Jones
Had every monarch from his throne
By Jesus' arm been hurled;
Had he, the conqueror, held alone
The sceptre of the world;—
"Hymns for Communion VII" by John Pierpont
A king should die from length of years,
A conqueror in the field,
A king amid his people's tears,
A conqueror on his shield.
"The Burial of William - the Conqueror" by Robert Fuller Murray
Now is there solemn pause in earth and heaven;
The Conqueror now
His bonds hath riven,
And Angels wonder why He stays below:
Yet hath not man his lesson learned,
How endless love should be returned.
"Fifth Sunday After Easter - Rogation Sunday" by John Keble
He is earth's greatest Conqueror,
But conquers not with crimson sword;
Love is the weapon of His war,
Forgiveness, and gentle word;
But, greatest of all victories,
O'er the dark grave, His banner flies.
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King
DEATH , grim king, in solemn dread array,
Enthroned sits, where never gleams the day,
And reigns despotic over worms of clay.
Thanks be to him, who made our souls his care!
Hosannah to the LAMB , Death's conqueror.
"Death--An Acrostic" by Elizabeth Beverley

In news:

The Spanish conquerors who knew how to distill spirits taught the Mexicans to turn the fermented juice of the agave plant into tequila.
The Conquerors beat Meadowdale in the semifinals of the 12-team tournament.
The Bible decrees in Romans 8:37 that, "We are more than conquerors through him that loved us".
On their ancestral lands they are the "non-Jews" or the "Arabs of Judea and Samaria," labels imposed by their conquerors.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science will play host to the 13th-century conqueror and statesman starting Oct 16.
The river's bendy banks gave the conquerors who passed through this region pause and produced the epithet popularized by Strabo 2,000 years ago: "From the course of this river all windings are called meanders ".
For more than a decade, one piece of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's informal biography has been that she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest .
They are not always battered down by the arms of conquerors, or the successful daring of usurpers.
From Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Vandal, Arab-Muslim, and European conquerors to the policies of modern-day North African leaders, the Amazigh have been oppressed throughout their millennia-long history.
Canadian comedy Lloyd the Conqueror pokes affectionate fun at role-playing gamers.
The Conquerors were led by Morelia Castro with eight kills, five aces and one block.
The Adirondacks ' winter High Peaks have 3 new conquerors.
Mollie Roebuck scored 12 points for the Conquerors.
Los Altos' Fabiana Rosas (21), scoring over St Lucy's' Juliet McClure during a recent match, is one of the top performers on a Conquerors team that figures to contend for a Division 2AA title.
The name unfailingly evokes heroic adventure, dazzling conquests, exotic realms, a tragic early death … but quite what happened after the conqueror's demise in Babylon, in 323, at age 32, poses a major mystery.