CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I
ROBERT KING OF FRANCE ~ LAST YEARS OF RICHARD SANSPEUR ~ ACCESSION
OF RICHARD LE-BON ~ OPENING OF HIS REIGN ~ REVOLT OF THE
PEASANTRY.
CLOSE ALLIANCE BETWEEN NORMANDY AND FRANCE ~ ROYAL AND DUCAL MARRIAGES ~ WARS AGAINST FLANDERS, BLOIS, CHARTRES, CHAMPAGNE, AND BURGUNDY.
CHAPTER III RICHARD LE-BON AND HIS SUCCESSORS, RICHARD III ~ ROBERT LE-MAONIEIQUE OR LE-DIABLE ~ EARLY INFANCY OF WILLIAM THE BASTARD.
CHAPTER IV WILLIAM THE BASTARD, DUKE OF NORMANDY AND WILLIAM THE BASTARD, PROM HIS ACCESSION TO THE BATTLE OF MORTEMER.
CHAPTER V PREPARATIONS FOR THE CONQUEST.
CHAPTER VI THE INVASION.
CHAPTER VII ENGLAND AT THE TIME OF THE CONQUEST.
CHAPTER VIII THE CONQUEROR, FROM HASTINGS TO THE CORONATION.
CHAPTER IX WILLIAM RETURNS TO NORMANDY ~ HIS TRIUMPHANT RECEPTION ~ OPPRESSIONS EXERCISED IN ENGLAND BY ODO OF BAYEUX AND FITZ-OSBERN ~ GREAT TROUBLES ~ THE ENGLISH INVITE EUSTACE OF BOULOGNE ~ WILLIAM RETURNS TO ENGLAND ~ REBELLION OF THE WEST ~ DEATH OF COPSI ~ WILLIAM SUBDUES THE INSURRECTION ~ MATILDA IN ENGLAND.
CHAPTER X WILLIAM'S POLICY ~ REVOLT OF EDWIN AND MORCAR ~ FIRST NORTHUMBRIAN CAMPAIGN ~ DEATH OF ROBERT COMYN ~ EDGAR ATHELING'S FLIGHT TO SCOTLAND ~ MALCOLM'S MARRIAGE WITH MARGARET ~ DANISH INVASION ~ THE ATHELING RECOGNIZED AS KING OF NORTHUMBRIA ~ WILLIAM'S SECOND NORTHUMBRIAN CAMPAIGN ~ FINAL REDUCTION OF THE NORTH ~ REVOLT OF HEREWARD AND EDWIN ~ FURTHER CONFISCATIONS ~ CHURCH MATTERS.
CHAPTER XI AFFAIRS OF FLANDERS ~ WILLIAM SUBDUES MAINE ~ DISTURBANSES IN ENGLAND ~ RALPH GUADERS CONSPIRACY ~ EXECUTION OF WALTHEOF.
CHAPTER XII WILLIAM RETURNS TO THE CONTINENT ~ SIEGE OF DOL. ~ QUARRELS BETWEEN ROBERT AND HIS FATHER. ~ BATTLE OF GERBEROL: ROBERT'S SECOND OUTBREAK. ~ DISTURBANCES IN NORTHUMBRIA. ~ BISHOP ODO'S IMPRISONMENT. ~ MATILDA'S DEATH.
CHAPTER XIII REVOLT IN MAINE. ~ STATE OF DENMARK. ~ DEATH OF CANUTE. ~ CONSEQUENCES OF THE THREATENED DANISH INVASION IN ENGLAND. ~ FORMATION OF THE DOMESDAY SURVEY: GENERAL IMPOSITION OF THE OATH OF FEALTY.
CHAPTER XIV WILLIAM'S EXPEDITION AGAINST BRITTANY ~ THE SIEGE OF DOL ~ DISPUTE WITH FRANCE ABOUT THE BEAUCASSIN ~ SIEGE OF MANTES ~ ILLNESS AND DEATH OF THE CONQUEROR.
CHAPTER XV NEW POLITICAL POSITION OF ENGLAND ~ SOME CHANGES CAUSED RATHER BY TIME THAN BY CONQUEST ~ CONTINUITY OF LAW IN ENGLAND ~ SO-CALLED FEUDAL SYSTEM ~ WILLIAM'S ADMINISTRATION: IN CHURCH MATTERS: IN THE LAW ~ MILITARY SERVICES ~ JUSTICE ~ EFFECTS OF WILLIAM'S IGNORANCE OF ENGLISH ~ HIS CHARACTER ~ POSITION AS LEGAL HEIR TO THE THRONE ~ FALSE IMPRESSIONS AS TO HIS INNOVATIONS: EXEMPLIFIED BY THE COURSE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ~ THE CHURCH IN ENGLAND ~ LANFRANC ~ MAMINOT ~ WILLIAM'S ECCLESIASTICAL APPOINTMENTS.