Event: Assembly, Enquiry, OrderingBates118 - enquiry into the liberty of Ely

Scholarly Info
Description A report that an enquiry was held on 2 April 1080 concerning the liberty of the abbey of Ely, which King William 1 had neglected to protect very a period of fourteen years, and whose extinction was now feared. Through the agency of the bishop of Bayeux, Odo 3, King William 1 ordered his magnates to meet at Kentford with an assembly of the three neighbouring counties.
Year 1075 x 1080
Primary Source Info
Date from Source 2 April 1080


The text is actually a conflation of a number of enquiries. See Bates, Regesta, p. 419.

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