HIST 2200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Celtic Christianity, Diarmait Mac Murchada, Knight-Service
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Topic - The British Isles: The Norman Invasion and It’s Aftermath
•England (largest and most populated. Employed feudalism that changes drastically when
•Wales (third and last part of “Britain proper” made up of many tiny kingdoms - kinglets,
Norman interference wasn’t new. Anglo-Saxon’s had already tried to attack them).
•Scotland (still divided into 2 kingdoms, viking threats led them to come together, practice an
alternating kingship, eventually expands due to a unified kingdom)
•Ireland (not part of Britain, not a United Kingdom, divided in Kinglets joined by a High King
Britain - refers to all of the England, Wales and Scotland
British Isles - includes Ireland
New English kings tried to conquer all of the British Isles.
England sought mastery over all of the Isles, whereas everyone wanted control of JUST their
Once England was stable (think bored child, they had nothing to do, looking at other kids toys).
Kings look to Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Aftershock of Norman Invasions
-William the Conqueror: promised the kingdom by Edward the Confessor, but it was contested
-1066: Harold Godwinson and Harald Hardrada were fighting the Battle of Stamford Bridge
•William snuck in to get what was really his
•Battle of Hastings: William overthrows Godwinson
-William was crowned William I of England on Christmas day in 1066
-Whoever had the crown, had England
Harold Goodwinson (r. Jan-Oct 1066)
Edward Longshanks/Edward I of England (r.
William the Conqueror/William I of England
William the Lion/William I of Scotland (r.
Malcolm III (r. 1058-1093) + St. Margaret of
Henry II of England (r. 1154-1189)
David I of Scotland (r. 1124-1154)
Topic - the british isles: the norman invasion and it"s aftermath. William the conqueror/william i of england (r. 1077-1087) Malcolm iii (r. 1058-1093) + st. margaret of. Normans invade: wales (third and last part of britain proper made up of many tiny kingdoms - kinglets, Britain - refers to all of the england, wales and scotland. New english kings tried to conquer all of the british isles. England sought mastery over all of the isles, whereas everyone wanted control of just their land. Once england was stable (think bored child, they had nothing to do, looking at other kids toys). William the conqueror: promised the kingdom by edward the confessor, but it was contested by ________ 1066: harold godwinson and harald hardrada were fighting the battle of stamford bridge: william snuck in to get what was really his, battle of hastings: william overthrows godwinson. William was crowned william i of england on christmas day in 1066.