England was that of the prize of his first youthful war&re ; the Crown of Eng- land was the first of the many crowns which were gathered on his brow,^ and he was the son of a prince to whom ' See To L ii. driven "to become daily less English and '^^^^ more Norman, Cnot began with harshness ; William p**? But in the later days of Cnut, Danes had made way for Englishmen in all the great offices of the land, and Danes in their own land were beginning to complain of the great offices held by Englishmen in Denmark. lie had no mind merely to displace the House of r-ine in the possession of Wessex and East-Anglia.By the end of William's reign, without any one act of general or violent expulsion, Normans had sup- planted Englishmen in all the highest offices of Church and State. great Gemot at Salisbury,^ there was not a single English Earl, and only one English Bishop, to answer his summons. ■ine and Morkere therefore now made their way to ing' to bow to the King whom the Primate of ern England had already hallowcd.i* With them a crowd of others of the great ones of the land who B yet delayed their submission.
About Google Book Search Google's mission is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful. William keeps Easter at Fecamp Condition and history of the monastery Ralph of Montdidier; his marriage with King Henry's widow The English visitors . Great part of England still unoonquered Wi Uiam^s motives for leaving England Called back by the prospect of foreign invasion k I. Iij) — 111 1066 — 1093 Btato of Nonmyi reigns of Ma^us and Olaf Eytre 111 William's real danger from Denmulc. But it was also different from the position of a mere invader, reigning by sheer military force. llie old Neither of tbeee pictures represents tbe real truth of tbe Ia WB Dot abolidwd, case.In the end, I need not say, the conquerors and the Final conquered were blended together; and, when we look atifomiuia the circumstances of the Conquest, we shall find that the J^ . They must have been y the men of the North, the Tliegns of Northumber- nnd of those ISfercian shires whose warriore had not lied to Seiilac. "Slwudui et Aldrediu, GIU Edelgi H pronepotli Begit." fo au Bwei thia description, they muit have been deooenduita of Uhtnd by faia third wife ^fgifu, the half-de faithful to himself, ft likely to give special oi Fence to the conquered I theory of this memorable transaction was, as I have GENERAL REDEMPTION OF LANDS.j^' wonder really is that they were blended together so soon ""umb. But their perfect blending was not the work of a single life or of a single age. The slaughter of Harold's own fol- s must have left comparatively few men of note to from Wi'saex and East-Anglia. 27 lands as a free gift ; others^ as we have seen^ had to buy chap. them back in the strictest sense of those words* Some received the whole, others a part; in some cases we are tdid that Englishmen receiyed fresh grants beyond what they had inherited or received from earlier lords/ But^ amidst all this variety, it would seem that in every case of a lay estate the land was received as a fresh grant, which needed the writ and seal of King William as its witness.Maintain attribution Tht Goog Xt "watermark" you see on each file is essential for in forming people about this project and helping them find additional materials through Google Book Search. Keep it legal Whatever your use, remember that you are responsible for ensuring that what you are doing is legal. .1 19 — 1 30 Desthof Wulfwig, Bishop of Dorchester . 130 Eiclu Bon of Englishmen ^ oon- legal government as mere pretences to cover the violence o£^".^ a successful brigand.Do not assume that just because we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States, that the work is also in the public domain for users in other countries. Wi Uian Ci fir$t Vint to Normandy, March — December, 1067. On the other hand^ we shall be f^ mere tempted g^atly to underrate the importance of the Con- of foice quest, greatly to mistake its true character, if we area*m«re led to look on it as little more than a change of dynasty, change of dynasty.