ordered England's first census, this we know as the Domesday Book, so called because it was likened to the Day of Judgement, where there was no appeal against what it contained. The new king also saw to it that much of our countries land was given to Norman barons and when the Saxon resisted he put them down with relentless severity. Villain or hero, what do you think?
Here to get you started are two opposing views on the king.
Edward Augustus Freeman 19th century English historiane to edit.
has been the result of William's character and of William's acts. Well may we restore to him the surname that men gave
him in his own day. He may worthily take his place as William the Great alongside of Alexander, Constantine, and Charles."
natives is, in plain terms, a very paltry rascally original. The antiquity of the English monarchy will not bear looking at."