The Rebellious Years 1067 - 1075


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Kent, Summer 1067
Kentish rebels appeal to Eustace (Odo oppressive), unsuccessful assault on Dover castle, E goes home. More personal than a threat, W lets O deal w/ it.
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Bristol, Harold's sons I, 1067
Raid from Ireland, attack on Bristol beaten off - retreated to Somerset - defeated by local force (Eadnoth the Staller)
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Exeter, Gytha, 1068
In response to high taxes, may have been focused around Gytha, couldn't get support and was easily crushed by Williams forces - he built castle to prevent further revolts.
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Exeter, Harold's sons II, Summer 1069
Ravaged Devonshire, Exeter remained loyal, seige failed, forces fled. E&M rebelled, W responded himself, built castles, Scots made peace w/ him.
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Northen Revolt, Late 1069
Ab died, rebellion begins, Danes attack York but are bought off along with the Scots. More serious as Edgar, E&M, etc. involved. Harrying of the North.
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Revolt of the Fens, 1071
After a seige in Ely, B. Aethelwine is in custody of Ao Abbingdon, Danes bought off, Morcar imprisoned and Hereward had made peace w/ W and was re-seized of his lands.
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Revolt of the Earls, 1075
Revolt doesn't work, lands split up & Danes late - plundering York. William in Normandy, so relied on others (Lanfranc) Wulfstan raises the local fyrd to deal w/ revolt. Waltheof beheaded, Ralph the Staller exiled and Roger imprisoned for life
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What was Williams response and why?
At first he was lenient, let others deal w/ it. Revolts not really a threat. After Northern Revolt, William deals with them more seriously - had enough, England secure & he knows about admin so no need to try to create a AN society.
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Raid from Ireland, attack on Bristol beaten off - retreated to Somerset - defeated by local force (Eadnoth the Staller)

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Bristol, Harold's sons I, 1067

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In response to high taxes, may have been focused around Gytha, couldn't get support and was easily crushed by Williams forces - he built castle to prevent further revolts.

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Ravaged Devonshire, Exeter remained loyal, seige failed, forces fled. E&M rebelled, W responded himself, built castles, Scots made peace w/ him.

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Ab died, rebellion begins, Danes attack York but are bought off along with the Scots. More serious as Edgar, E&M, etc. involved. Harrying of the North.

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