William was crowned on Christmas Day 1066 in Westminster Abbey. Three months later, he returned to Normandy leaving two people (one of whom was his half-brother Odo, Bishop of Bayeux) behind to administer the kingdom. However, it took William six years to because of military conquests, and even then he had to face constant plotting and fighting in England. In 1068, King Harold's sons ( King Harold was was the King that King william defeat at the battle of Hastings to claim the throne of England) raided the south-west coast of England (dealt with by William's local commanders), and there were uprisings in other parts all over England William appointed earls who, in Wales and in all parts of the kingdom, undertook to guard the threatened frontiers and maintain internal security in return for land. This started as the beginning of feudalism. Because King William was away in Normandy he had no way to protect England himself, he had people help protect his kingdom in England in return for certain amounts of land.
In order to be given land, a lord must make the person he wants to give the land to, a vassal. To obtain the land, there was a ceremony of homage in which the oath... [continues]
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