Who was William the Conqueror?
the head of the army that defended England against the Norman invasion
the king who saved France from conquest by the English in 1066
the Duke of Normandy who invaded and took control of England in 1066
the son of Edward, the English king who died, and the brother of Harold, who tried to replace the king
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Duke of Normandy who invaded and took control of England in 1066" He was the the first Norman king of England.
Mark each statement if it describes an important characteristic of the growth of monarchies in Europe during the late Middle Ages.
Some rulers raised armies to conquer larger territories and defend their borders.
Rulers made laws for their subjects and set up courts to keep the laws.
Castles throughout the countryside were torn down to make way for modern palaces.
Conquering rulers seized land from nobles and gave it to those who would swear allegiance to them as king.
Nobles who could gain control of a large territory formed councils to share power with local lords.