From 1067-1071, a series of revolts against England posed a great threat to his fragile government.
HOW DID WILLIAM DEAL WITH THE REBELLIONS???
-Left England under the care of WILLIAM FITZOSBERN & ODO OF BAYEUX.
5 Dates to remember; 1067 (x2), 1068 (x2), 1069 (x2), 1070-71 (x1), 1075 (x1). 8 ALL TOGETHER.
1. THE WELSH BORDER. 1067.
EADRIC THE WILD raised a revolt in Hertfordshire due to lost lands, & encouraged Welsh princes to join him.
OUTCOME: They didn't manage to take control of the border, so made peace with William and retired to Wales with much booty.
2. KENT. 1067.
-1st main rebellion; Eustace of Bologne cross over not getting kent as a earldom, and Kentish rebels (over odo of bayeux's oppresive rule)
OUTCOME: rebellions were repulsed, and Eustace fled abroad.
3. EXETER. 1068.
Harolds illegitimate sons came over from Ireland, and rebelled in co-ordination with Harold's mother Gytha.
OUTCOME: Eadnoth the Staller (AS) put down the rebellion. Gytha fled to Flanders. WC built and garrisoned (guarded) castle. WC went to Cornwall as show of strength.
4. YORK. 1068.
-Edwine & Morcar. CANMORE SENT AID.
OUTCOME: William built a castle.
5. WELSH BORDER. 1069.
-Eadric the Wild
OUTCOME: Put down by William FitzOsbern.
6. SOUTH WEST. 1069.
-Harold's illegitimate sons again. Exeter remained loyal, Dorset & Somerset also got involved.
OUTCOME: Suppressed by 2 chief Norman…