The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

Marc Morris


A riveting and authoritative historical past of the one most vital occasion in English historical past: the Norman Conquest.

An upstart French duke who units out to overcome the main strong and unified state in Christendom. An invasion strength on a scale no longer obvious because the days of the Romans. one of many bloodiest and so much decisive battles ever fought.

This new historical past explains why the Norman Conquest was once the main major cultural and armed forces episode in English background. Assessing the unique facts at each flip, Marc Morris is going past the typical define to provide an explanation for why England was once without delay so robust and but so prone to William the Conqueror’s assault; why the Normans, in a few respects much less refined, possessed the army leading edge; how William’s hopes of a united Anglo-Norman realm unraveled, dashed via English rebellions, Viking invasions, and the insatiable calls for of his fellow conquerors.

eight pages of colour illustrations

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