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1066 : the year of the conquest
Howarth, David Armine, 1912-1991.
Publication Information:
New York : Viking Press, [1978]
Physical Description:
207 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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It is one of the most important dates in the history of the Western world: 1066, the year William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings and changed England and the English forever. Yet the events leading to-and following-this turning point in history are shrouded in mystery and distorted by the biased accounts written by a subjugated people, and many believe it was the English who ultimately won, since the Normans became assimilated into the English way of life. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, David Howarth gives us memorable portraits of the leading characters and their motivations. At the same time he enables us to see the events of that year from the viewpoint of common Englishmen, and along the way we learn how they lived, worked, fought, and died-and how they perceived from their isolated shires the overthrow of their world. Book jacket.

Author Notes

David Howarth is the author of many books, including "The Sledge Patrol" & "We Die Alone".

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
England - New Year's Dayp. 11
Death of a King - January 4p. 27
Coronation - January 5p. 49
Rouen - January 10p. 60
The Comet - April 18p. 77
Normandy - Springp. 91
Norway - Summerp. 104
North Wind - August 10-September 12p. 117
York - September 20-25p. 130
The English Channel - September 28p. 142
The Challenge - October 3-13p. 156
Hastings - October 14p. 166
London - October 15-December 25p. 185
England - New Year's Evep. 197
Sources and Acknowledgementsp. 202
Indexp. 203

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