Essay 1 - "Since the feudalism that the Normans...

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"Since the feudalism that the Normans imposed upon England was not really a system of governance but a means of raising a military force, and since William the Bastard systematically obliterated very last vestige of the political and administrative structure so patiently erected by his Saxon predecessors, Norman and Angevin England along helplessly in a feudal anarchy, without effective central control, without rule of law or orderly government of any kind.” I find this statement to be utterly and completely false. It is true that William the Bastard ravaged and did systematically obliterate the political and administrative structure of the Saxons, however, Norman and Angevin England was not ruled by anarchy or without rule of law. Quite to the contrary, Norman and Angevin England had a central governmental force and the rule of law. From William Rufus to Edward I there had been a central force governing over the land in the form of the monarchy. William the Bastard, also known as William the Conqueror and William I of England instilled some of his very own administrative contributions to the realm. The Domesday survey was commissioned by William I and was an extensive
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Essay 1 - "Since the feudalism that the Normans...

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