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The process was doubtless hastened, silently and unwittingly, by that real kindred between Norman and Englishmen of which neither Norman nor Englishmen dreamed at the time. And those among who, from any cause, had not been in the battle, or am 'a mercy, would most likely have already made their ission either at Berkhampstead or at Westminster. The others are described as Thurkill, Siward, ^^^ aod Ealdred, of whom the last two seem to have been ud other descendants of Uhtred and great-nephews of King Ead-^^- ward," Eadric the Wild of Herefordshin, of whom we shall presently hear so much, is also placed in their company; bat it seems &r more likely that he did not snbmit till a mach later time." We know not whether it of W1- was now or later that Waltheof made his sabmismon ; bnt it coold not have been long delayed, as he soon afterwards accompanied William in his voyage to Normandy.* Of Oswnlf we do not hear till afterwards." But there can be Hie fomul little donbt that, between Berkhampstead, Westminster, now goai- and Barking, all the Barriving Earls, Prelates, and chief P**** Thegns of England bad become the men of the Conqoeror. " In hi« arat Cornea Coio ;" but ha clearly was not in p OM n don of ftn Earldom at thia mometit. The date of legal memory went back only to the day when the forfeited land of England was redeemed of the reigning sovereign.But it was B^ot of hastened also, and hastened perhaps in an equal degree, by Q,ni pollq;. es the two Earls, several names are mentioned, s U 8DBMIS8I0N OF THE EABIA 21 in Northumberland, came now to become the man ofo HAP. They craved — bo the Normaii writers tell as — William's pardon for anything that they had done, or even thoaghtj against himj and threw themselves and all that they possessed on his mercy .^ He received them gracioasly; ' Will. In the case of ecclesiastical bodies^ as not being Exoeption liable to forfeiture, the rule was of course less stringent.But the example was one that was altogether delusive. In every other respect, the English, with their purer faith and higher civilization, stood ready to be the masters of those who had overcome them in mere Eog Ujid. 17 tiative Normans, bat adventorers gathered &om every part ouf. *of Gaol.^ The gaccess of William's invasion was a, distinct itrinm[di of one language, of one mode of warfare, of one social and political system, over another language, another lode of war&re, another social and political system. A man of meaner monid might have indulged ;re paltry and wanton tyranny. The English people— William doubtless already knew it — were only biding their time. 554.] Vidit enim in primla neos Harlum magnopere Londonlen Bas coerceri." With this as his mo Uve, Wi Uiain would not olsf vei; long in London or at Weetminater.
Public domain books belong to the public and we are merely their custodians.Google Book Search helps readers discover the world's books while helping authors and publishers reach new audiences. Consecration of churches Saint Mary-on-Dive Jumi^es Death of Archbishop Maurilius Lanfranc refuses the primacy 1067 — 1069 Primacy of John of Ivry Flourishing state of Normandy PAOI 76—77 April 8, 1067 990—1082 io6a May 1, 1067 July I August 9 85 87 87-90 92—94 93 93 94 95 CHAPTER XVIII. If we look at one picture, we may be led to think that the rights of Englishmen were as strictly r^^rded, that the laws ' See the whole passage in William of Poitien (146), beginning " multa Lundonise, posteaqtiam ooronatus est, prudent^ juste dementerque dis- postdt." To some of the particular expressions I shall have to refer again ; the general description makes William exhort his followers " ninuum op- primi victos nequaquam oportere, victoribus professione Christiana pares, ne quoe juste subegerint injuriis ad rebellandum c(^[erent.'* * Cf the words of the charter quoted in p. The laws of England were not formally or systema- ^t ^ tically abolished ; the rights of Englishmen were not ftdr adnit- formally or sy Btematically disregarded.You can search through the full text of this book on the web at | //books .google .com/I s-^a^^o HISTORY OF THE NOR^IAN CONQUEST. What Englishmen suffered from was mainly that irregular, oflen andestgned, oppression which moat take place when the laws of a conquered people are administered by their conquerors.Google This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online.It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain.