Flashcards in Bishop Odo Deck (11)
Who was Odo in relation to William?
His half brother
What did Bishop Odo contribute to the Norman Invasion?
100 ships and he fought at Hastings
How was Odo rewarded after the battle of Hastings?
With the Earldom of Kent making him the 2nd largest land holder in England
How powerful was Odo after the battle of Hastings?
Very. Made regent of England when William was away
Why did Odo lose some of his land in 1076?
Because the Church found him guilty of illegal land grabs
What did Odo do in Northumbria, 1079?
Laid waste to the region and pillaged the Cathedral
When was Odo imprisoned?
Why was Odo imprisoned?
Tried to take knights out of England for a journey to Rome
Why did Odo want to travel to Rome with William’s knights?
Saw an opportunity for him to become Pope
Why did William not like Odo taking troops out of England against his will?
Against decentralisation of power as Knights owed service to only the King