His nobility came with a heavy price (2/10)

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Unfortunately, William inherited the position of his father not only at a very young age, but with the legal status of a child born out of wedlock. These two factors made him an easy target to a great many nobles vying for control over his territory, and from a young age, William was embroiled in a civil war with the region’s aristocrats fighting for control over the young Duke and his territory.

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He was born illegitimately. (1/10)

He befriended the English king (3/10)