After the Conquest: The Divided Realm 1066-1135 by Teresa Cole

After the Conquest: The Divided Realm 1066-1135 by Teresa Cole
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Overview: This is the story of the Norman dynasty after William the Conqueor and their divided realm. William the Conqueror’s youngest son Henry was never destined to be king. On his father’s death England and Normandy were carved up between his elder brothers William Rufus and Robert Curthose. Henry was left landless. Yet 20 years later Henry was master of both. The death of his brother, now King William Rufus, shot while hunting with Henry, may have been an accident, but Henry certainly acted swiftly to seize the crown. The defeat and imprisonment for life of Robert was certainly not accidental. Contemporaries considered Henry a harsh yet effective ruler. History has all but forgotten the achievements of his reign but it includes one of the great "what ifs" of history. Henry had always worked to truly unify his two realms and his only legitimate son, William Adelin, was integral to his plans. If William had not perished in the sinking of the White Ship, would England and Normandy still be united today?
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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1066: The Year of the Three Battles by means of Frank McLynn

1066: The Year of the Three Battles by means of Frank McLynn
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Overview: Everyone is aware of what William the Conqueror received the Battle of Hastings in 1066, however in recent times is has develop into commonplace to think that the victory was once nearly inevitable, given the alleged superiority of Norman army generation. In this new find out about, underpinned by means of biographical sketches of the nice warriors who fought for the crown of England in 1066, Frank McLynn presentations that this view is incorrect. The combat on Senlac Hill on 14 October was once a desperately close-run factor, which Harold misplaced handiest on account of a fantastic run of unhealthy fortune and a few treachery from the Saxon elite in England. Both William and Harold had been fantastic generals, however Harold was once the extra inspirational of the 2.

Making use of all of the newest scholarship, McLynn presentations that almost all of our ‘wisdom’ of 1066 rests on myths or illusions: Harold didn’t battle at Hastings with the similar military with which he have been victorious at Stamford Bridge 3 weeks previous; the Battle of Senlac was once now not received by means of Norman archery; Harold didn’t die with an arrow within the eye. In overturning those myths, McLynn presentations that in reality much more astonishing than the legend. An authentic characteristic of the ebook is the gap dedicated to the occupation and achievements of Harald Hardrada, who generally seems in such narratives because the shadowy ‘3rd guy’. McLynn presentations that he was once among the finest warrior of the 3 and that he, in flip, misplaced a combat thru unexpected cases.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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1066: The Year of the Three Battles via Frank McLynn

1066: The Year of the Three Battles via Frank McLynn
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Overview: Everyone is aware of what William the Conqueror received the Battle of Hastings in 1066, however lately is has turn into commonplace to think that the victory was once just about inevitable, given the alleged superiority of Norman army era. In this new find out about, underpinned via biographical sketches of the nice warriors who fought for the crown of England in 1066, Frank McLynn displays that this view is wrong. The struggle on Senlac Hill on 14 October was once a desperately close-run factor, which Harold misplaced simplest as a result of an improbable run of unhealthy fortune and a few treachery from the Saxon elite in England. Both William and Harold have been positive generals, however Harold was once the extra inspirational of the 2.

Making use of the entire newest scholarship, McLynn displays that almost all of our ‘wisdom’ of 1066 rests on myths or illusions: Harold didn’t combat at Hastings with the similar military with which he were victorious at Stamford Bridge 3 weeks previous; the Battle of Senlac was once no longer received via Norman archery; Harold didn’t die with an arrow within the eye. In overturning those myths, McLynn displays that in actual fact much more astonishing than the legend. An unique function of the e-book is the gap dedicated to the occupation and achievements of Harald Hardrada, who most often seems in such narratives because the shadowy ‘3rd guy’. McLynn displays that he was once among the finest warrior of the 3 and that he, in flip, misplaced a struggle thru unexpected instances.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Norman England 1066-c1100 (Aqa Gcse History)

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1066: A New History of the Norman Conquest by Peter Rex

1066: A New History of the Norman Conquest by Peter Rex
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Overview: A radical retelling of the most important event in English history – the Norman invasion of 1066. The Norman Conquest is the single most important event in English history. On this invasion and ‘regime change’ pivoted the second millennium of English history. This is well recognised, what is not is how long and hard the English people fought to deny William ‘the Bastard’, Duke of Normandy his prize. Rather than being the smooth transition peddled by pro-Norman historians, the Norman Conquest was a brutal and violent takeover by an army of occupation. Unknown thousands of rebellious thegns resisted the Norman regime, the most famous being Hereward, but there were plenty of willing collaborators among England’s clergy, who pushed for William to be crowned king. In return he let them retain their sees and abbacies, as well as the vast tracts of land. Peter Rex tells the whole story of the Conquest of England by the Normans from its genesis in the deathbed decision of King Edward the Confessor in January 1066 to recommend Harold Godwinson as his successor, to the crushing of the last flickers of English resistance in June 1076.
Genre: Non Fiction > History

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Battleground 1066: The Battles Of York, Stamford …

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Battleground 1066: The Battles of York, Stamford Bridge & Hastings

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