After William won the battle of Hastings he had
to make sure he was in control of his
new kingdom. He did not march on
London. He had to make sure he had enough support.
||He went to Dover and then
Canterbury to begin taking control.
He only marched on London when he was sure he could cope with any resistance.
As can be seen from the map, William and
his army approached London from the north.
William ordered his army to burn
the countryside as they got near to London. This was a warning to the
people - he wanted to show it was not worth fighting him.
The English leaders (many members
of the Witan), came out to meet him and surrendered. They promised to
William was crowned King of
England on Christmas Day 1066.
What trouble did William meet?