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1

Why did the Normans invade?

Rich prize, William believed he had a strong claim

2

Why did the Norman invasion succeed?

Strong and flexible military, able leader, fiercely loyal half-brothers, past experience, luck

3

How did the Normans gain control?

People surrendered to William, rebellions were crushed, network of castles, loyal barons and churchmen

4

How far was England changed?

Lots at the top of society, new castles and churches, new culture, same law and administration

5

How did power change hands?

Nobles could challenge kings, military strength

6

Who was king after Edward?

Harold Godwinson because Edgar Atheling was only 15

7

What events lead up to the invasion?

William builds forces, Viking attack in the north, Harold had to go south to face William in 1066

8

How did military efficiency and ruthless violence help the Normans take control of England?

Rebellions crushed, after multiple attempts William showed no mercy, burned buildings and slaughtered animals

9

How did castles help the Normans take control of England?

Controlled areas, defended by knights, massive network

10

How did a network of loyal supporters and land help the Normans take control of England?

Loyal family and friends, rewarded followers with land, loyal barons and churchmen

11

How did Anglo-Saxon legality and administration help the Normans take control of England?

Legal inheritance of England, faking legality, kept efficient government

12

How did a new English church help the Normans take control of England?

Replaced churchmen with Normans, large cathedral building scheme

13

How did William measure land and goods in England?

The Domesday survey and book

14

What happened to English nobility?

English aristocracy replaced with Normans, most of the land went to the king and his loyalist followers

15

What happened to ordinary people?

Slightly harder with new conditions, some unchanged aspects