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1

Who owned all the land in England?

The King

2

What did Lanfranc’s reforms do to the power of the Church

Centralised it so it was easier to control

3

What social system do William introduce?

The Feudal system

4

Did William get rid of the Anglo Saxon system of governance?

No, he refined it. He kept a sort of Witan, used the hide to work out tax obligations and continued to use silver pennies

5

How did William reduce the power of the Earls?

Reduced the size of Earldoms
Took away the special powers given to Marcher Earldoms after the Norman conquest
Centralised power

6

Why did William reduce the power of the Earls?

So he was less reliant on them for support

7

How did the Sheriffs importance change from Anglo Saxon to Norman times?

They became more important as they no longer answered to their Earl but to the King himself

8

How did the Sheriff’s influence on law and order change from Anglo Saxon to Norman times?

Lost some responsibility due to the introduction of manorial and baronial courts as well as Church courts

9

How did the Sherif’s role in defence change from Anglo Saxon to Norman times?

Still responsible for defence but was know also responsible for the organisation of knight service