Coronation And Propaganda: Some Implications Of The Norman Claim To The Throne Of England In 1066

  title={Coronation And Propaganda: Some Implications Of The Norman Claim To The Throne Of England In 1066},
  author={George Garnett},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  pages={91 - 116}
  • G. Garnett
  • Published 1 December 1986
  • History
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
WHEN the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (D) s.a. 1066 described the submission ‘out of necessity’ of many of the most important members of the English nobility to duke William at Berkhamstead, which followed extensive ravaging by the invading army, the chronicler lamented the fact that it was only at this stage that the English did so ‘… after most of the damage had been done—and it was a great piece of folly that they had not done it earlier, since God would not make things better, because of our sins… 

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