Alencon is a town in the region of Normandy in northern France. It was founded in the 4th Century as a soldier's camp.

People Born in Alencon

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Alencon in People's Lives

William the Conqueror: I besieged this town in 1047. Its citizens mocked me from the stronghold by waving and hanging animal skins over the walls, in reference to the fact that my mother had been the daughter of a lowly tanner, and called out slurs against my illegitimate birth. It was a mistake. I had every citizen's hands cut off after taking the city.

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