Hello Ellis,

This is true, but William could not convince some of the Barons to invade England unless he spiced it up a bit and made it a holy crusade. He needed their support to pull this off. He promised the pope to build churches and ect. in England. Some of the Saxons were still worshiping the old diety's not many but some. When he had the pope's blessing the undecided Barons deicided to cross the channel. And it is true William started out as "William the [censored]" and wound up "William the Conqueror". This is not often metioned, but William had a hell of a time getting to Hastings, some history books have simplified it.

Best Regards,