Kings and Queens were the people that were in charge of the kingdom, they told everyone what they had to do, and what had to be done.
William the conqueror believed he had the right to the English dome.
The monarchs were expected to keep order and to give protection for their vassals.
Most medieval monarchs believed in the divine right of kings, the thought that god gave them the right to rule.
Since the roman period a number of of groups from the continent, including vikings, had invaded and settled England.
By the start of the middle ages, the feudal system had brought stability to much of Europe.
William the Conquer got his nickname by establishing a line of Norman kings in England.
During the early middle ages, great lords grew very powerful and governed their fiefs as independent states.