Submission of the earls

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  • Submission Of The Earls
    • Edgar Eathling,Edwin,morcar and othersmade and oath to wiliam and gave him hostages as a guarantee of their loyalty.
    • Its not clear as to why the earls submitted as England's position was stronger then the Normans
      • London was strongly fortified against William's attacks
    • England's best warriors died at war.
    • He promised to be a 'gracious lord' to them.
    • William's march around England may have threatened to cut the city of from supplies
    • The English should have attacked William at Dover.
    • William had seized the royal treasury so Edgar had nothing to offer his followers.
    • Did the surviving English Nobles believe that William's victory was God's will?

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