Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Revolt of the Earls - History of England Dave Crowther
One of the things that William did that was to have a big impact on English history was to replace all the Saxon nobles with Norman ones. In hindsight that all seems logical enough, it was a Norman invasion after all. What did they expect, a brainstorming session? But in fact it doesn't seem to have been part of the original plan at all. William only got rid of the big Saxon aristocrats when they rebelled against him. Even then he gave some of them a second chance. Hear all about it on this podcast. Personally I enjoy them more when they are dealing with the guys we don't know so much about, like this one.