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Chapter 4: Norman England Background, Conquest of England Edward the Confessor dies in 1066 without any successor Gives Harold Godwinson throne but Harold was allegedly to support the coronation of William of Normandy Edward leaves weakness: Earldoms: increasing independence Lack of heir: fatal weakness William the Conquerer of Normandy wins throne in December 1066 Feudalism Paid knights with land Women less "worthy" Doomsday Book and Manors of England Books was a record of survey William wanted information so he could administer "Who owned what" so he could tax Norman Church Brought Norman ideas into higher offices of the Church Created problem of place of church in feudal society Reinvigorated monasticism New archbishop- Lanfranc -enacted new policies giving bishops power in moral offense court No more simony and clerical marriages William vs. Pope Gregory VII
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Questioning if bishop was a royal official or spiritual leader
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 255 taught by Professor Hibbard during the Fall '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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