1066 The Year of the Conquest

ISBN-10: 0140058508

ISBN-13: 9780140058505

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Howarth
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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/27/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

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

Introduction
England - New Year's Day
Death of a King - January 4
Coronation - January 5
Rouen - January 10
The Comet - April 18
Normandy - Spring
Norway - Summer
North Wind - August 10-September 12
York - September 20-25
The English Channel - September 28
The Challenge - October 3-13
Hastings - October 14
London - October 15-December 25
England - New Year's Eve
Sources and Acknowledgements
Index
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