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By Christopher Harper-Bill, Elisabeth van Houts

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By the point of the Conquest, the Normans have been tested in Normandy for over one hundred fifty years. that they had remodeled themselves from pagan Northmen into Christian princes; their territories prolonged from England, southern Italy and Sicily to far away Antioch, and their effect had unfold all through western Europe and the Mediterranean. Duke William's victory at Hastings and the ensuing Anglo-Norman union introduced England into the mainstream of eu background and tradition, with far-reaching results for Western civilisation. those particularly commissioned reports are eager about the achievements of the cross-Channel realm. They make an enormous contribution to an knowing of the hundred years that witnessed nice switch and significant advancements in English and Norman executive and society. There are surveys of the 2 constituent components, of Normandy below the Angevin kings, of where of state and duchy within the politics and tradition of the North Sea, and of the parallel Norman fulfillment within the Mediterranean. There are overviews either one of secular management and of the church, and a learn of 'feudalism' and lordship. in the extensive box of cultural background, there are discussions of language, literature, the writing of historical past, and ecclesiastical structure. individuals LESLEY ABRAMS, MATTHEW BENNETT, MARJORIE CHIBNALL, CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS, EMMA MASON, RICHARD PLANT, CASSANDRA POTTS, DANIEL strength, IAN brief, ANN WILLIAMS.

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1139. According to Domesday, Ælfgar had held the third penny (the earl’s share) of the revenues of Oxford (GDB, fo. 1423 and S. Keynes, ‘A Lost Cartulary of St Albans Abbey’, ASE xxii, 1993, 266–7; see also S. Baxter, ‘The Earls of Mercia and their Commended Men’, ANS xxiii, 2001, 25–37. For the date of Ælfgar’s death, see Maund, ‘The Welsh Alliances of Earl Ælfgar’, 188. ASC ‘C’, 1065. ‘D’ includes the men of Norðymbra lande (Northumbria beyond the Tyne); ‘E’ speaks of ‘Northumbrians’, without distinguishing between the northerners and the men of York.

33 Assimilation: William Longsword and Richard I The reign of Rollo’s son, William Longsword, underscores the tension between Viking and Frankish traditions within the growing province. In certain respects, William clung to Scandinavian ways: he spoke Norse, took a concubine according to the custom of the Danes (ex more Danico) and recognized her son as his heir, despite his marriage to a Christian wife. William’s chief advisor was a Dane, and he continued to welcome Vikings who came to trade in his towns or settle in his province.

He ranks ninth on Dr Clarke’s table of pre-Conquest nobles. ASC ‘C’ tells of the enforced participation of the south-eastern butsecarles (for whom see note 73 above), and ASC ‘E’ of their subsequent desertion of the earl. ASC ‘C’, 1066: ‘all that summer and autumn’. For the normal period of two months, see ASC, 1006; GDB, fo. 56v. 2 Normandy, 911–1144 CASSANDRA POTTS In the early tenth century, a band of Vikings settled along the Seine River in northwestern France and laid the foundation for the duchy of Normandy.

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