1066. by Robert Silverberg

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  • Hastings, Battle of, England, 1066 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Norman period, 1066-1154 -- Juvenile literature.

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Bibliography: p. [207]

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StatementIllus. by Judith Ann Lawrence.
LC ClassificationsDA195 .H3
The Physical Object
Pagination212 p.
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5910764M
LC Control Number64012291

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This book is disappointingly inaccurate and full of the author's conjecture/fancies. The general outline of the events of are well told, but at almost every possible instance, Howarth finds some way to insert his own unfounded theories into the by: A thoroughly interesting book, and I can say I walked away with a pretty decent general overview of what happened in the year Reading this though really made me think about a lot of different things, like how old the world is, how advanced people are, and how young America is.

seems like such a long time ago yet the people were /5. offers readers a rare surprise?a book that reconsiders a long-accepted masterpiece and chain of events?and sheds new light on a pivotal chapter in English history. "A gripping yarn An exciting account of the tapestry's busy drama and engaging realism."?The Daily Telegraph/5(73).

A new history of the Norman Conquest is a vivid re-examination of the tumultuous reign of King Harald, the back-room politicking conducted by Duke William before the invasion of England in and the resulting problems that William experienced in attempting to tame the notoriously boisterous English.

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England is in crisis. King Edward has no heir and promises never to produce o /5(). This book is ideal for anyone who is at the beginning of an interest in the events ofand those leading up to it, or who would just like to learn more about that period without having to buy a more expensive, in depth text.

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The first half of this book deal with the sources of materiel available and then moves to a study of the battle field, which since has been a part of the English 4/5. and All That: A Memorable History of England, Comprising All the Parts You Can Remember, Including Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates is a tongue-in-cheek reworking of the history of England.

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book in mystery. Reviews. england's defining moment in history one thousand years ago on one of the most important dates in english history a norman duke led the last invasion of england to become king of england appointed duke of normandyat the age of eight on the death of his father he survived attempts on his life and grew up in a medieval world full of intrigue, treachery and vengeance after years 1066.

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Domesday Book, the original record or summary of William I’s survey of England. By contemporaries the whole operation was known as “the description of England,” but the popular name Domesday—i.e., “doomsday,” when men face the record from which there is no. Description. Paperback ISBN Also available for Kindle.

Reviews for the to Hastings. Brilliantly funny, but equally makes you think, if you know who did. When I started the book, I did not think that I would find it interesting, but I must say that it was enlightening to learn about the history of England – it seems much more interesting than that of our own country.

It’s also incredible how the English language has changed from to now. was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. Events By place England. January 5 – Edward the Confessor dies after a year reign at London.

The Witenagemot (or Witan) proclaims Harold Godwinson king of England. January 6 – Harold. The year is one of the most pivotal years in the history of England. At the beginning of the year, the land was at peace, and by the end, everything had changed.

In the book The Year of the Conquest, David Howarth draws on a host of contemporary accounts to understand exactly what happened to turn England upside down. Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex, is seen by many as the one man who can bring stability to the kingdom.

He has powerful friends and two women who love him, but he has enemies will stop at nothing to gain power. As begins, England heads for an uncertain future. It. Domesday Book encompasses two independent works (in, originally, two physical volumes): "Little Domesday" (covering Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex), and "Great Domesday" (covering much of the remainder of England – except for lands in the north that later became Westmorland, Cumberland, Northumberland, and the County Palatine of Durham – and parts of Wales bordering, and included.

A radical retelling of the most important event in English history - the Norman invasion of 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. Buy a cheap copy of The Hidden History in the Bayeux book by Andrew Bridgeford.

For more than years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved one of history's greatest dramas: the Norman Conquest of England, culminating in the death of King Harold Free shipping over $ About The year is one of the most important dates in the history of the Western world: the year William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings and changed England and the English forever.

The events leading to-and following-this turning point in history are shrouded in mystery. The Battle of Hastings is a unique collection of materials focused on one of the most significant battles in European history.

It includes all the primary sources for the battle, including pictorial, and seminal accounts of the battle by the major historians of the last two centuries.

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The Norman Conquest of and the Viking Conquest by Cnut in both had huge impacts on the history of England and yet '' has eclipsed '' in popular culture.

This book challenges that side-lining of Cnut's conquest by presenting compelling evidence that the Viking Conquest of was the single most influential cause of   The Battle of Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire, England on 25 September CE saw an army led by English king Harold II (r.

Jan-Oct CE) defeat an invading force led by Harald Hardrada, king of Norway (r. CE). Hardrada, aided by Harold’s renegade brother Tostig, had managed to inflict a defeat on two English earls at the Battle of Fulford Gate a few days before, on 20 September.

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Definitely not the Norman version. The Battle of Hastings, inwhen the last Anglo Saxon king, Harold, was defeated by William the Conqueror, is one of the world’s most commented-upon battles, partly because its effects (the fusion of French and Anglo-Saxon into English, for example) ramify to this day—and partly because it was illustrated by the near-contemporary Bayeux Tapestry, a.

(II) Plot. Showing all 1 items Jump to: Summaries (1) Summaries. October 14th, is the most famous date in English history. It is the year of two invasions of England, and in which three huge and bloody pitched battles were fought. The feared Norse king Harald Hardraada ('hard ruler') led a veteran viking invasion army to northern.

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Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and. The Battle of Hastings was a bloody, all-day battle fought on Octo between English and Norman forces. The Normans, led by William the. William I (c.

– 9 September ), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from until his death in He was a descendant of Rollo and was Duke of Normandy from onward.

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After the Norman invasion and conquest of England inthe Domesday Book was commissioned in December by order of William The Conqueror. William needed to raise taxes to pay for his army and so a survey was set in motion to assess the wealth and and assets of his subjects throughout the land.

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