The History of the Norman Conquest of England: The reign of William the Conqueror. 1871

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Clarendon Press, 1871
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Contents

Causes of lack of resistance to the confiscation
55
Election of Abbot Wulfric
67
Vicegerency of Odo and William FitzOsbern
73
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79
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85
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88
THE CONQUEST OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN ENGLAND
99
1068
100
Position of the local Thegns and of the family
109
The Kentish outbreak help sought from Eustace
112
Unsuccessful attack on Dover escape of Eustace
118
December
124
Abbey
131
Osbeorn at Ely the fenland for Swend
136
Later history of Æthelsige his outlawry
137
Volunteers from other districts story of Blæcman
143
November 27 Death of Abbot Brand of Peterborough succession
153
June 1069 Gytha withdraws to Flanders
159
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160
Position of Eadwine and Morkere
183
238
191
leges of the Earldom
205
Comparatively favourable treatment of Lincoln
215
378
220
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221
266267
223
their lands history of Eadnoth and his
227
The Revolt and Final Conquest of the North
234
The second castle built and intrusted to William Fitz
241
Swend at last sends help description of his force 247248
247
268269
269
William conquers Staffordshire and marches
283
Dec 25 1069 He keeps Christmas at York settlement of York
296
bribed by William
311
CHAPTER XIX
321
The Councils of the Year 1070
328
PAGE
335
May 24
343
The Primacy of Lanfranc
349
Lanfranc and Thomas go to Rome for their pallia
355
pate of Ernost
369
scheme for the substitution of canons for monks 375376
375
pressions of the Sheriff Urse he is rebuked
381
Wulfstans management of his diocese foundation
383
Earls appointed for single shires effects of
411
Decree for the removal of Bishopricks comparison
415
the schism 434437
437
Murder of Mabel at Bures good influence of Rogers
495
BB The Date of the Marriage of Malcolm and
512
April 4
513
November Legends of Williams return foundation of the castle
520
Dealings with Ireland
526
February 20 French and Norman intervention in Flanders battle
535
Municipal traditions in Gaul the Commune of
543
William sets forth to recover Maine his English
557
Williams attempts at conciliation
558
Jealousy between William and Philip
565
francs letters and excommunication
573
prisoners
581
December 19 Death of Eadgyth her burial at Westminster 1075 587588
587
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591
Continued imprisonment of Waltheof his penitence
593
Fulk attacks La Flèche he is joined by Howel
603
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605
CHAPTER XXI
616
Practical despotism of his government
622
Englishmen take service at Constantinople 627628
627
Unity of the Kingdom established by William
632
Williams later Continental Wars 10761086
633
the Bretons
637
and his brothers he openly revolts 642643
642
William reconciled to his son Gregorys letter
649
November 3 Death of Queen Matilda her tomb and epitaph 1083 655656
655
657659
659
1068? History of Turgot his escape from Lincoln
667
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677
Affairs of Wales lands held by Meredydd and
679
10
680
The Later Legislation of William 10821086
681
July
689
William invades the Vexin
701
1217
705
disposal of his dominions 706709
709
Williams monument and epitaph 721722
721
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725
287
737
March
770
The First Submission of Malcolm
786
FF The Foundation Legend of Selby Abbey
794
HH The Churches of Jarrow and Monkwearmouth
800
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805
November 27 Death of Brand of Peterborough he is succeeded
806
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812
TT The Betrothal of Williams Daughter to Alfonso
820

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Page 598 - De par le roi ; defense a Dieu • De faire miracle en ce lieu.
Page 508 - Never indeed was any man more contented with doing his duty in that state of life to which it had pleased God to call him.
Page 691 - So very narrowly he caused it to be " traced out, that there was not a single hide, nor one virgate of land, nor even, " it is shame to tell. though it seemed to him no shame to do, an ox, nor a cow, " nor a swine was left, that was not set down.
Page 806 - Comitis," who, to say nothing of his remarkable name, must have been great-great-grandson of the still living Godgifu. But another name (p. 50) seems to suggest a lost piece of Teutonic song or legend ; " Godwinus Gille, qui vocabatur Godwinus, quia non impar Godwino filio Guthlaci, qui in fabulis antiquorum valde pnedicatur," which should be taken along with the mention of the Guthlacingas in Orderic (537 C).
Page 292 - Before the end of the year, Yorkshire was a wilderness. The bodies of its inhabitants were rotting in the streets, in the highways, or on their own hearthstones; and those who had escaped from sword, fire, and hunger, had fled out of the land.
Page 691 - Eke he let write how mickle of land his archbishops had, and his bishops, and his abbots and his earls, and what or how mickle ilk man had that landholder was in England in land and in cattle, and how mickle fee it was worth. So very narrowly he let...
Page 690 - Commissioners made their inquiry by the oaths of the Sheriffs, the parish priests, the reeves, and the men generally, French and English, of each lordship. They were to report who had held the land in the time of King "Eadward and who held it then...
Page 291 - Christian men survivorawas forgotten under the stress of hunger. Nay, there were those who did not shrink from keeping themselves alive on the flesh of their own...
Page 711 - The great men mounted their horses and rode with all speed to their own homes, to guard their houses and goods against the outburst of lawlessness which was sure to break forth now that the land had no longer a ruler. Their servants and followers, seeing their lords gone, and deeming that there was no longer any fear of punishment, began to make spoil of the royal chamber. Weapons, clothes, vessels, the...

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