Conquered England: Kingship, Succession, and Tenure by George Garnett

By George Garnett

Conquered England argues that Duke William of Normandy's declare to be triumphant Edward the Confessor at the throne of britain profoundly inspired not just the perform of royal succession, but in addition performed a wide half in making a novel constitution of land tenure, depending on the king. In those basic respects, the try out made within the aftermath of the Conquest to illustrate seamless continuity with Anglo-Saxon England severed just about all continuity. A
paradoxical end result used to be a society within which instability in succession on the best exacerbated instability decrease down. the 1st severe try to deal with those difficulties all started whilst preparations have been made, in 1153, for the succession to King Stephen. Henry II duly succeeded him, yet claimed relatively to have
succeeded his grandfather, Henry I, Stephen's predecessor. Henry II's makes an attempt to illustrate continuity together with his grandfather have been modelled on William the Conqueror's therapy of Edward the Confessor. simply as William's fabricated historical past have been the basis for the tenurial cost recorded within the Domesday booklet, so Henry II's, another way, underpinned the early universal legislations approaches which started to undermine elements of that cost. The reliable historical past of the Conquest performed a
crucial function not just in making a new society, yet within the improvement of that society.

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