William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England

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University of California Press, 1977 - Great Britain - 476 pages
 

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Douglas' work on the Conqueror is superb, but be warned that this is not a modern, popular biography--it covers the facts of William's life and his invasion of England only. Douglas does not go into ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

A very well researched book, which not only focuses on the life of its subject, but also examines the military, administrative and ecclesiastical changes in Normandy and England under his rule. It ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
3
Birth and Inheritance
15
Accession and Minority 10351047
31
The War for Survival 10471060
53
The Duke and the New Aristocracy
83
The Ecclesiastical Revival
105
The Rule of Duke William
133
THE ESTABLISHMENT
157
The Royal Administration
289
The King in the Church
317
The End of the Reign Christmas 1085 9 September 1087
346
a The birth of William the Conqueror and the connexions
379
The marriage of William and Matilda
391
e The chronology of King Williams campaigns between 1073
401
f On poisoning as a method of political action in eleventh
408
Select chart pedigrees
417

The Conquest of England January 1066March 1067
181
The Defence of the AngloNorman Kingdom March 1067
211
Willelmus Rex
247
The Feudal Polity
265
Select Bibliography
427
Schedule of selected dates
449
Index
457
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