This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol1 Introduction To The Study Of Law Legal History", by Albert H. Putney. Also see: Popular Law-Dictionary.
It is in the light of this position thus taken by-William that we must view his dealings with the new country which the fortune of war had placed under his control. It was never his desire to make many radical changes in the construction of English government, or to force Norman institutions, with one great exception, upon the English people. His power as King of England was greater than it had been as Duke of Normandy, and he was, in the main, satisfied to let "well enough alone." One great defect, however, in the English system was clearly seen by William. It was a defect of whose existence in the past he had no reason to complain, for it had been owing to the existence of this defect, that victory had come to him at Senlac. This very reason, however, made him determine to remedy it for the future. The great defect in Anglo-Saxon political organization was its failure to provide any satisfactory military organization. To remedy this William proceeded to introduce the Normal Feudal System into England.