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Google This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online.It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain.England was that of the prize of his first youthful war&re ; the Crown of Eng- land was the first of the many crowns which were gathered on his brow,^ and he was the son of a prince to whom ' See To L ii. driven "to become daily less English and '^^^^ more Norman, Cnot began with harshness ; William p**? But in the later days of Cnut, Danes had made way for Englishmen in all the great offices of the land, and Danes in their own land were beginning to complain of the great offices held by Englishmen in Denmark. lie had no mind merely to displace the House of r-ine in the possession of Wessex and East-Anglia.By the end of William's reign, without any one act of general or violent expulsion, Normans had sup- planted Englishmen in all the highest offices of Church and State. great Gemot at Salisbury,^ there was not a single English Earl, and only one English Bishop, to answer his summons. ■ine and Morkere therefore now made their way to ing' to bow to the King whom the Primate of ern England had already hallowcd.i* With them a crowd of others of the great ones of the land who B yet delayed their submission.The Mialeading example of Cnut, which so instinctively presents itself to of the^wc- our minds, could not fail to present itself to the mind of ^P}®®^ William himself.^ No example could be more brilliant or more attractive. The Danes were the pupils and pro- of the "" sely tes of the English. And even in warfare the arms and tactics of the two nations were much the same. in the land, Englishmen, Normans, or any other, »m was their master and moulded them to his will. given, that he w^ted till farther strength was given to the fottiees which he had already begun to rear, the germs of the fature Tower.One foreign conqueror had already reigned in England as an English King, and had left behind him a name which lived in the memories of Englishmen side by side with the names of the noblest of their native princes. Whenever Danes and Eng- lishmen had met in open battle, there had been no marked or lasting superiority on either side, and the final victory of Cnut had not been owing to any lack of prowess on the part of his enemy. s discerning conqueror might have made simple bavoo 1 that he found estahlishcd in the land wbieh ha lend. That fortress was reared to guard Against and to curb the high spirit — the historian adds, the fickleness— of the oitizene of the proud and populous city.' The acclamations, not wholly insincere, which had greeted Change of the fint appeanuice of the CWqneror in his new character |^^ ^„ of an English King, were already changed into murmurs of ^s*"**- distrust.Usage guidelines Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible.Public domain books belong to the public and we are merely their custodians.
j^' wonder really is that they were blended together so soon ""umb. But their perfect blending was not the work of a single life or of a single age. The slaughter of Harold's own fol- s must have left comparatively few men of note to from Wi'saex and East-Anglia. 27 lands as a free gift ; others^ as we have seen^ had to buy chap. them back in the strictest sense of those words* Some received the whole, others a part; in some cases we are tdid that Englishmen receiyed fresh grants beyond what they had inherited or received from earlier lords/ But^ amidst all this variety, it would seem that in every case of a lay estate the land was received as a fresh grant, which needed the writ and seal of King William as its witness.
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Copyright infringement liabili^ can be quite severe. His visits and grants to churches His probable oonsnltations with Lanfrano English and Oerman skill in gold*work and em broidery .... Ill— 114 Un Bucoeeaful ktlack on Dover; escape td Eiu Ur M and capture of Us nephew . 114 — il S Help Bought In foreign luida ; itate of Genu Mtj Mid Denmark ll B Close conneuo D of Sw^^ with England ; English in Titationa to him ; presence of Eodric of Norfolk in Denmark ..... His position was different from the position of a King, even of foreign birth, who succeeds to a crown by peaceful election or peacefiil hereditary succession. If we look at another picture, we may be led to think that all right and law were trampled under foot, and that the rule of William was a rule of simple briganda^.
About Google Book Search Google's mission is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful. William keeps Easter at Fecamp Condition and history of the monastery Ralph of Montdidier; his marriage with King Henry's widow The English visitors . Great part of England still unoonquered Wi Uiam^s motives for leaving England Called back by the prospect of foreign invasion k I. Iij) — 111 1066 — 1093 Btato of Nonmyi reigns of Ma^us and Olaf Eytre 111 William's real danger from Denmulc. But it was also different from the position of a mere invader, reigning by sheer military force. llie old Neither of tbeee pictures represents tbe real truth of tbe Ia WB Dot abolidwd, case.