Ow did the Normans consolidate control of post-conquest England?

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Documents
Anderson and Bellinger, Medieval Worlds:
Docts 6.4 (p. 143-5) is a helpful extract from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle on the Norman conquest.
Docts 6.5 and 6 (pp. 145-6): very brief extracts from Domesday.
Docts for lordship in the post-Conquest era:
6.8 (p. 148: short): writ of summons
6.9 (pp. 148-9): enfeoffment
6.10 (p. 149): grant of land


Further reading

General Introduction
M. T. Clanchy, England and its Rulers 1066-1272 (1983).
M. Chibnall, Anglo-Norman England, 1066-1166 (1986), Part I.
B. Golding, Conquest and Colonisation a the Norman in Britain 1066-1110 (1994).
G. Garnett, The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction (2009).
D. Bates, 1066: does the date still matter?, Historical Research,78 (2005), 443-64.

The late Anglo-Saxon a?statea
S. Baxter, a?Lordship and justice in late Anglo-Saxon Englanda, in S. Baxter et al. (eds), Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald (2009), pp. 383-420.
S. Baxter, The Earls of Mercia: Power, Property and Patronage in the Early English Kingdom (2007).
J. Campbell, a?The late Anglo-Saxon State a A Maximum Viewa, Proceedings of the British Academy 87 (1995); or reprinted in his The Anglo-Saxon State (2000).
E. John, a?The End of Anglo-Saxon Englanda in J. Campbell (ed.), The Anglo-Saxons (1982).
R. Fleming, Kings and Lords in Conquest England (1991).




The Anglo-Norman a?statea
J. Campbell, a?The significance of the Anglo-Norman State in the Administrative History of Western Europea, in his Essays in Anglo-Saxon History (1986).
*W. L. Warren, a?The Myth of Anglo-Norman Administrative Efficiencya, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (1984).
*W. L. Warren, The Governance of Norman and Angevin England 1086-1272 (1987), chs. 1-3

Conquest and Military Organisation
D. Bates, William the Conqueror (1989).
R. A. Brown, The Norman Conquest of England: Source and Documents (1995)
R. A. Brown, a?The Norman Conquesta, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 17 (1967).
M. Chibnall, The debate on the Norman conquest (2001)
R. H. C. Davis, a?The Norman Conquesta, History 51 (1966).
J. C. Holt, a?The introduction of knight service to Englanda, Anglo-Norman Studies, 6 (1984); reprinted in his Colonial England (1996).

Domesday Book and Landholding
For a general discussion see the recent BBC a?In Our Timea radio programme on
Domesday (b040llvb)

S. Baxter, a?The representation of lordship and land tenure in Domesday Booka, in E. Halam and D. Bates (eds.), Domesday Book (2001).
R. Faith, The English Peasantry and the Growth of Lordship, chs. 6-9.
Robin Fleming, Domesday Book and the Law (2000)
E. Hallam and D. Bates, Domesday Book (2001)
N. Higham, a?The Domesday Survey a context and purposea, History, 78 (1993).
J. C. Holt (ed.),a9 Domesday Studies
S. Harvey, a?Domesday Book and its Predecessorsa, English Historical Review (1971).
D. Roffe, Domesday: the Inquest and the Book (2000).
P. Sawyer (ed.), Domesday Book a A Reassessment (1985).

Conquest, Families and Lordship
E. Searle, a?Women and the Legitimisation of Succession at the Norman Conquesta, Anglo-Norman Studies, 3 (1981).
F. M. Stenton,a?English Families and the Norman Conquesta, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 26 (1944).
A. Williams, The English and the Norman Conquest (1995).