Norman Timeline

Dec 1085
William the Conqueror orders the Domesday Book at Gloucester
Consecration of Norman church at Battle Abbey
William the Conqueror instructs that the bishopric of Dorchester (near Oxford) be moved to Lincoln and begins construction on a cathedral near his existing castle in Lincoln. St. Hugh of Avalon, Bishop of Lincoln, directs the work.
9 May 1092
Consecration of Lincoln Cathedral
Alexander the Magnificent becomes Bishop of Lincoln
Bishop Alexander restores and expands Lincoln Cathedral after fire