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William the Conqueror$
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David Bates

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300118759

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300118759.001.0001

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Victory Transformed

Victory Transformed

(p.295) Chapter 8 Victory Transformed
William the Conqueror

David Bates

Yale University Press

This chapter details William's achievements during the period following his coronation as he fought against the first of the English revolts. At the same time the chapter describes his methods for outmanoeuvring his opponents, the ethics of which have continued to inspire debate. In particular, the chapter considers his military achievements during the last months of the year 1069 and the first months of 1070, as well as his continuing attention to Normandy despite living cross-Channel lives. Out of his achievements and the ideology of continuity a peaceful and prosperous kingdom and a cross-Channel empire emerged. It was also a vehicle enabling William to claim to occupy the moral high ground, abstractions that could be used to justify the coercive enforcement of rule.

Keywords:   military achievements, English revolts, Normandy, cross-Channel empire, military victories, ideology of continuity, rebellions

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