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By Ed West

A riveting account of the main consequential yr in English background, marked by means of bloody clash with invaders on all sides.

1066 is the main well-known date in background, and with stable cause, given that no conflict in medieval background had this kind of devastating impact on its losers because the conflict of Hastings, which altered the total process English history.

The French-speaking Normans have been the pre-eminent warriors of the eleventh century and established their complete society round clash. They have been led by means of William 'the Bastard' an impressive, ruthless warrior, who used to be confident that his half-Norman cousin, Edward the Confessor, had promised him the throne of britain. even if, while Edward died in January 1066, Harold Godwinson, the richest earl within the land and the son of a pirate, took the throne . . . . this left William no selection yet to forcibly declare what he believed to be his correct. What ensued was once one of many bloodiest sessions of English historical past, with a physique count number that would make even George RR Martin balk.

Pitched at novices to the topic, this ebook will clarify how the disastrous conflict replaced England—and the English—forever, introducing the medieval international of chivalry, castles and horse-bound knights. it's the first half within the new A Very, Very brief heritage of England sequence, which goals to seize the most important moments of English historical past with humor and bite.

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