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1066 and Before All That

1066 and Before All That
  • Author : Ed West
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  • Release Date :2017-08-08
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 1510719911
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Summary : A riveting account of the most consequential year in English history, marked by bloody conflict with invaders on all sides. 1066 is the most famous date in history, and with good reason, since no battle in medieval history had such a devastating effect on its losers as the Battle of Hastings, which altered the entire course of English history. The French-speaking Normans were the pre-eminent warriors of the 11th century and based their entire society around conflict. They were led by William 'the Bastard' a formidable, ruthless warrior, who was convinced that his half-Norman cousin, Edward the Confessor, had promised him the throne of England. However, when Edward died in January 1066, Harold Godwinson, the richest earl in the land and the son of a pirate, took the throne . . . . this left William no choice but to forcibly claim what he believed to be his right. What ensued was one of the bloodiest periods of English history, with a body count that might make even George RR Martin balk. Pitched at newcomers to the subject, this book will explain how the disastrous battle changed England—and the English—forever, introducing the medieval world of chivalry, castles and horse-bound knights. It is the first part in the new A Very, Very Short History of England series, which aims to capture the major moments of English history with humor and bite.

1066 and All that

1066 and All that
  • Author : Walter Carruthers Sellar,Robert Julian Yeatman
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  • Release Date :1997-03-01
  • Total pages :123
  • ISBN : 9780749309640
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The World Before Domesday

The World Before Domesday
  • Author : Ann Williams
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  • Release Date :2008-12-25
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 1847252397
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Summary : An important new book discussing the unexplored dynamics of English aristocratic society.

1066

1066
  • Author : Peter Marren
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  • Release Date :2004-02-19
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 1783460024
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Summary : The real story behind the best-known—and least-understood—battle in British history. If ever there was a year of destiny for the British Isles, 1066 must have a strong claim. King Harold faced invasion not just from William and the Normans across the English Channel, but from King Harald Hardrada of Norway. Before he fought the Normans at Hastings in October, he had fought at York and neighboring Stamford Bridge in September. It was a year of dramatic changes of fortune, heroic marches, assaults by land and sea. This concise history, with maps included, tells the full story.

Normandy Before 1066

Normandy Before 1066
  • Author : David Bates
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  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :287
  • ISBN :
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1066

1066
  • Author : David Howarth
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  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :207
  • ISBN : 9780141391052
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Summary : While the date 1066 is familiar to almost everybody as the year of the Norman conquest of England, few can place the event in the context of the dramatic year in which it took place. In this book, David Howarth attempts to bring alive the struggle for the succession to the English crown from the death of Edward the Confessor in January 1066 to the Christmas coronation of Duke William of Normandy. There is an almost uncanny symmetry, as well as a relentlessly exciting surge, of events leading to and from the Battle of Hastings.

1215 and All That

1215 and All That
  • Author : Ed West
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  • Release Date :2017-10-10
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 151071992X
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Summary : 1215 is one of the most famous dates in English history, and with good reason, since it marks the signing of the Magna Carta by King John and the English barons, which altered the entire course of English and world history. John Lackland was born to King Henry II and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitane in December, 1166; he was the youngest of five sons. However, he unexpectedly became the favored heir to his father after a failed rebellion by his older brothers in 1173. He became king in 1199, though his reign was tumultuous and short. After a brief peace with Phillip II of France, war broke out again in 1202 and King John lost most of his holdings on the continent. This, coupled with unpopular fiscal policies and treatment of nobles back home, led to conflict upon his return from battle. Buffeted from all sides, King John was pushed in 1215 to sign along with his barons the Magna Carta, a precursor to constitutional governance. But both sides failed to uphold the agreements terms and conflict quickly resumed, leading to John’s untimely death a year later to dysentery. Pitched at newcomers to the subject, 1215 and All That will explain how King John’s rule and, in particular, his signing of the Magna Carta changed England—and the English—forever, introducing readers to the early days of medieval England. It is the third book in the acclaimed A Very, Very Short History of England series, which captures the major moments of English history with humor and bite.

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066, to the Year 1803, from which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled, "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates" ...

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066, to the Year 1803, from which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled,
  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament
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  • Release Date :1820
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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The Norman Conquest

The Norman Conquest
  • Author : Marc Morris
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  • Release Date :2012-03-29
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 1448136024
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Summary : An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This riveting book explains why the Norman Conquest was the single most important event in English history. Assessing the original evidence at every turn, Marc Morris goes beyond the familiar outline to explain why England was at once so powerful and yet so vulnerable to William the Conqueror's attack. Why the Normans, in some respects less sophisticated, possessed the military cutting edge. How William's hopes of a united Anglo-Norman realm unravelled, dashed by English rebellions, Viking invasions and the insatiable demands of his fellow conquerors. This is a tale of powerful drama, repression and seismic social change: the Battle of Hastings itself and the violent 'Harrying of the North'; the sudden introduction of castles and the wholesale rebuilding of every major church; the total destruction of an ancient ruling class. Language, law, architecture, even attitudes towards life itself were altered forever by the coming of the Normans. Marc Morris, author of the bestselling biography of Edward I, A Great and Terrible King, approaches the Conquest with the same passion, verve and scrupulous concern for historical accuracy. This is the definitive account for our times of an extraordinary story, a pivotal moment in the shaping of the English nation.

Forgotten Battle of 1066: Fulford

Forgotten Battle of 1066: Fulford
  • Author : Charles Jones
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  • Release Date :2007-07-01
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0750956747
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Summary : This is a history of the forgotten third battle of 1066, the battlefield which until now remained undiscovered. Three weeks and three days before the epic clash at Hastings in 1066 between Harold II and William of Normandy, a battle of the same size and scale took place just south of York at Fulford. Harald Hardrada, king of Norway, in alliance with Tostig, Harold II's brother, invaded with 300 ships, sailing up the Ouse just south of York. Edwin and Morcar, Harold's brothers-in-law and earls of Mercia and Northumbria, gave battle at Fulford. This site has been forgotten, and largely undisturbed, for almost a thousand years. Charles Jones' book investigates the complex events that forced King Harold II of England to divide his army in order to defend his new kingdom from the invasions he expected in the north and the south.

The Moral Economy of the Countryside

The Moral Economy of the Countryside
  • Author : Rosamond Faith
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  • Release Date :2019-11-30
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 1108487327
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Summary : Shows the 'moral economy' of early medieval England transformed by 'feudal thinking' in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest.

1066

1066
  • Author : Peter Rex
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  • Release Date :2011-04-15
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1445608839
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Summary : A radical retelling of the most important event in English history - the Norman invasion of 1066.

The Last English King

The Last English King
  • Author : Julian Rathbone
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  • Release Date :2018-05-03
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 0349143560
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Summary : On the Sussex Downs in 1066, the psychotic William and his gang of European mercenaries began the process which fragmented a civilisation. Walt, the last of King Harold's bodyguard, the one who survived Hastings, wanders across Asia Minor in the company of Quint, an intellectual renegade monk. On the way he unfolds the events that led up to the battle which affected the destinies of every English man and woman. With rare skill, Rathbone vividly recreates a civilisation that stubbornly remains alive in the collective memory to this day, and so identifies the roots of the still-held belief that every English person is born free and should stay free. Tender romance, savage war, courtly intrigue and some wry humour combine to make THE LAST ENGLISH KING an exhilarating roller-coaster ride into our past.

1066

1066
  • Author : Frank McLynn
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  • Release Date :2011-12-31
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 1448114535
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Summary : Everyone knows what William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, but in recent years is has become customary to assume that the victory was virtually inevitable, given the alleged superiority of Norman military technology. In this new study, underpinned by biographical sketches of the great warriors who fought for the crown of England in 1066, Frank McLynn shows that this view is mistaken. The battle on Senlac Hill on 14 October was a desperately close-run thing, which Harold lost only because of an incredible run of bad fortune and some treachery from the Saxon elite in England. Both William and Harold were fine generals, but Harold was the more inspirational of the two. Making use of all the latest scholarship, McLynn shows that most of our 'knowledge' of 1066 rests on myths or illusions: Harold did not fight at Hastings with the same army with which he had been victorious at Stamford Bridge three weeks earlier; the Battle of Senlac was not won by Norman archery; Harold did not die with an arrow in the eye. In overturning these myths, McLynn shows that the truth is even more astonishing than the legend. An original feature of the book is the space devoted to the career and achievements of Harald Hardrada, who usually appears in such narratives as the shadowy 'third man'. McLynn shows that he was probably the greatest warrior of the three and that he, in turn, lost a battle through unforeseen circumstances.

Report on the Census of Cochin, 1891 A.D. - 1066 M.E.

Report on the Census of Cochin, 1891 A.D. - 1066 M.E.
  • Author : Cochin (India). Census commissioner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1893
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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The Norwegian Invasion of England in 1066

The Norwegian Invasion of England in 1066
  • Author : Kelly DeVries
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  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :322
  • ISBN : 9781843830276
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Summary : Three weeks before the battle of Hastings, Harold defeated an invading army of Norwegians at the battle of Stamford Bridge, a victory which was to cost him dear. The events surrounding the battle are discussed in detail.

1066

1066
  • Author : Andrew Bridgeford
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  • Release Date :2009-05-26
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 0802719406
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Summary : For more than 900 years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved one of history's greatest dramas: the Norman Conquest of England, culminating in the death of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Historians have held for centuries that the majestic tapestry trumpets the glory of William the Conqueror and the victorious Normans. But is this true? In 1066, a brilliant piece of historical detective work, Andrew Bridgeford reveals a very different story that reinterprets and recasts the most decisive year in English history. Reading the tapestry as if it were a written text, Bridgeford discovers a wealth of new information subversively and ingeniously encoded in the threads, which appears to undermine the Norman point of view while presenting a secret tale undetected for centuries-an account of the final years of Anglo-Saxon England quite different from the Norman version. Bridgeford brings alive the turbulent 11th century in western Europe, a world of ambitious warrior bishops, court dwarfs, ruthless knights, and powerful women. 1066 offers readers a rare surprise-a book that reconsiders a long-accepted masterpiece, and sheds new light on a pivotal chapter of English history.

1066 and Before That - History Poems

1066 and Before That - History Poems
  • Author : Brian Moses,Roger Stevens
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  • Release Date :2016-04-07
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 1447283945
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A History of Britain Before 1066-Volume 1

A History of Britain Before 1066-Volume 1
  • Author : Charles Oman
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  • Release Date :2020-08-11
  • Total pages :188
  • ISBN : 9781782829621
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Summary : Vini Vidi Vici--Rome's struggles to take and hold Britain Professor Charles Oman's exemplary credentials as an historian require no elaboration. His substantial volume of the history of Britain, covering a period of more than 1,000 years and culminating in the Norman Invasion of 1066, is a masterful, authoritative work on the subject. Mindful of the specialised interests of readers and students of history, Leonaur has divided that work into three separate books, each one of which concentrates on a troubled period in detail: The Roman Invasion, The Anglo-Saxon Invasion and The Danish Wars. The first volume, of course, commences with the military expeditions led by Julius Caesar in 55 B.C. and 54 B.C. In AD 43, four Roman legions set out to conquer Britain, which led to almost two decades of tribal warfare in England. Wars with Scottish tribes would embroil the empire for two centuries, before Barbarian incursions from the continent together with the decline of Rome itself eventually led to an end to Roman rule. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.

Domesday Book

Domesday Book
  • Author : Elizabeth M. Hallam,David Bates
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  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN :
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Summary : This book challenges the orthodox views of William I's great census of 1086, to give an intriguing story of the origins of England’s greatest historical record, as well as new insights into its contents.