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1066 and the Norman Conquest

1066 was a momentous year for England. The death of Edward the Confessor set off a chain of events that would lead to the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest. In the years that followed, the Normans had a profound impact on the country they had conquered. This selection of books explores this iconic time in history.

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William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings
This revised guide tells the complete story of the Norman Conquest, from William's claim to the throne to the impact of the Normans on Britain's culture and landscape. This classic Pitkin Guid...


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Secrets of the Bayeux Tapestry
Ever since it came to attention in the 17th century, the world's most famous tapestry has been a source of never-ending speculation. This book highlights the background of its construction and the...


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William the Conqueror: A Ladybird Adventure from History Book
William the Conqueror is part of the popular Adventures from History series. First published in 1966, this beautifully illustrated book has been specially re-released to commemorate the 950th annivers...


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1066 and All That
"Canute began by being a Bad King on the advice of his Courtiers, who informed him (owing to a misunderstanding of the Rule Britannia) that the King of England was entitled to sit on the sea with...


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Sworn Sword
January, 1069: Less than three years after the Battle of Hastings, two thousand Normans march to subdue the troublesome province of Northumbria. Tancred a Dinant, a loyal and ambitious knight, is amon...


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The Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry is unique both as a historical document and as a work of art. It was made soon after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and it tells the story of the events that led up to William the...


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Hastings 1066
Hastings 1066 is about the decisive Battle of Hastings, which was fought on 14th October 1066 between Duke William of Normandy and Harold Godwinson, king of England, and which irrevocably changed...


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