Laws of William the Conqueror Law and Legal Definition

The laws of William the Conqueror was passed after his victory at Hastings in 1066, conquering England. William I of England (1027-1087), also known as "The Conqueror" and "The Bastard," was the first Norman king of England (1066-1087) and has been called one of the first modern kings. William changed England's laws and inflicted harsh punishments for offenders. Murder became an officially punishable crime in England and slavery was abolished.