Norman and Medieval England. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know!. Norman England: 1066-1154. King Harold was defeated by William the Conqueror in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings. William – from Normandy, France Significance - first time England was unified. William established….
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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know!
Feudalism: a system of land ownership based on service to the king.
Created a strict social stratification that was pyramid shaped
William redistributed the land. What belonged to 5000 Anglo-Saxons he claimed for himself and the few men who swore allegiance to him.
A survey conducted by William’s soldiers of all of England — every acre of land and every bit of livestock was recorded, and he claimed ownership of it all.
The BEST pilgrimage in England due to the martyrdom of Thomas Becket
Notice the towering arches give impression
of great height
Imagine you are a poor serf –
what would you think of this?
Again, the size alone is impressive even to
Even though women could become nuns, the Catholic Church also diminished women’s status by reclaiming convents that had been supported and run by women in earlier times.