THE FIRST ENGLISH BOTEREL NOBLES

Four of Geoffrey BotereI's brothers from Brittany came to England with William the Conqueror in 1066AD. Along with Alan Fergant, Duke of Brittany, they led the left wing of the army at Hastings. Without their support, William would never have won. They got fantastic rewards. Alan Rufus was give a quarter of England to run, so trustworthy was he. This made him the richest man in England, worth around 81 billion pounds in today's money. Brien got Cornwall, and Alan Niger I took over from Alan Rufus at his death..

Alan Rufus

Alan Niger I

Geoffrey Boterel I

 

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