The Norman Conquest (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
288
Utgivningsdatum
2018-09-15
Förlag
Amberley Publishing
Illustrationer
16 Plates, color
Dimensioner
196 x 127 x 20 mm
Vikt
295 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781445682877
The Norman Conquest (häftad)

The Norman Conquest

William the Conqueror's Subjugation of England

Häftad Engelska, 2018-09-15
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1066 saw three kings of England, the last of whom was William, Duke of Normandy. Tradition tells us the conquest of England by the powerful Normans was inescapable, and suggests England benefited almost at once from closer links with Europe. But new discoveries have thrown doubt on these long accepted beliefs. The Battle of Hastings itself must be reassessed, its very site disputed, as must the whereabouts of the mortal remains of the defeated King Harold. As for the kings themselves; was Edward the Confessor as saintly and William as dominant as they have been portrayed, and was Harold more than just the hinge on which history turned? Nine and a half centuries later it is appropriate to look again at the course and outcomes of the Norman Conquest of England, the genocide committed in northern England, the wholesale transfer of lands to Norman lords, and the Domesday Book designed to enable every last drop of riches to be extracted from a subdued kingdom.
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"Cole has gone a long way to put some flesh and blood on the figures involved, no mean feat when writing about people who lived so long ago, and her explanation of the often involved sequence of events is comprehensive. The result is a fine book for scholars and general reader alike." --Bookbag

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Teresa Cole was a teacher for thirty years before turning to writing. She is the author of Henry V: The Life of the Warrior King & the Battle of Agincourt 1415 ('Cole understands the importance of drama ... a thorough account of Henry's life' - History of Warmagazine), The Norman Conquest: William the Conqueror's Subjugation of England, and After the Conquest: The Divided Realm 1066-1135.