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How did William gain control of England?


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2010-11-22 16:42:29
2010-11-22 16:42:29

the feudal system ! William gave the land that he took from the peasants and gave it to the people of high authority. The people of high authority still had to work for William. Then those people, who work for the peasant, gave the peasant's the land.

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By surprising the British by invading and then killing the king

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King William is also known as William the Conqueror. He took control of the country in 1066 and ruled until 1087.

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He invaded England, won the Battle of Hastings, and was declared king. His henchmen then spread out over the land and took over control.

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They helped William gain control by helping do jobs around the country of like collecting taxes.

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William of Normandy was battling against Harold Godwinson in the Battle of Hastings to gain control of England.


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