From Lanfranc to the close of the thirteenth century, was the summer-time of the English religious houses.
As to the crowning of his son William, he gave the final decision to Lanfranc.
He had many a secret conference with Lanfranc, who had been chief adviser and upholder of the invasion.
Lanfranc, for example, had been the Conqueror's chief minister.
The contemporary church at Canterbury, built by the primate Lanfranc, was roofed in this way.
Lanfranc, the first Norman archbishop, was granted the see in 1070.
Otherwise, Lanfranc was a protector of the oppressed, in which character he is introduced in the tale.
Eadmer also gives some description of the church raised by Lanfranc.
Lanfranc ad hc miratus est, sed propter majores ecclesi Christi utilitates, quas sine rege perficere non potuit, ad tempus siluit.
From the roads of Cæsar to the churches of Lanfranc, it had sought its meat from God.