William the Conqueror's sons were known by nicknames: Robert Curthose
(`short trousers'), William Rufus (`red hair') and Henry Beauclerk (`fine clerk').
Newcastle Named after the castle built in 1080 by Robert Curthose
, William the Conqueror's eldest son, following which it became known as Novum Castellum or New Castle.
The wooden "new castle" was built by Robert Curthose
, William the Conqueror's eldest son, in 1080.
William of Jumieges added an account of the Norman Conquest to his history of the dukes of Normandy but firmly declined the possibility of writing about England after 1070; instead he promised a future sequel about William the Conqueror's son, Robert Curthose
. William of Poitiers wrote a biography of the victorious duke which contains an account of the Conquest, concentrating on the invasion, battle and subsequent campaigns in England.
| The 'New Castle' (which gave the town its name) was founded in 1080 by the eldest son of William the Conqueror, Robert Curthose
, and built using earth and timber.
An immediate response was the building of the "new castle" on the opposite side of the River Tyne by King William's son, Robert Curthose
Morillo draws attention to the expense and the political dangers of war, being of particular value when he furnishes examples of how money was employed through bribery or diplomacy to prevent an outbreak of hostilities in the first instance: Rufus broke up an enemy alliance between King Philip of France and Robert Curthose
by such means in 1090.
It was named for the castle built in 1080 by Robert Curthose
- William the Conqueror's eldest son.
Although the construction of the earthwork "New Castle" in 1080 by Robert Curthose
, son of William I, destroyed many burials, an area of the cemetery was enclosed within the castle ramparts.
One of the occupational hazards for barons in the old days was backing the wrong side and when William died in 1087, de Merley supported Conqueror's son Robert Curthose
( who built the first castle at Newcastle ( for the throne against his brother William Rufus.