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The Resource 1066 and before all that : the Battle of Hastings, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, Ed West

1066 and before all that : the Battle of Hastings, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, Ed West

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1066 and before all that : the Battle of Hastings, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
Title
1066 and before all that
Title remainder
the Battle of Hastings, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
Statement of responsibility
Ed West
Title variation
  • Ten sixty-six and before all that
  • One-thousand sixty-six
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Language
eng
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. --Publisher
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1978-
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West, Ed
Dewey number
942.02/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA196
LC item number
.W47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A very, very short history of England series
Series volume
second
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  • Hastings, Battle of (England : 1066)
  • Hastings, Battle of, England, 1066
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Great Britain
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1066 and before all that : the Battle of Hastings, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, Ed West
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-173)
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn954670285
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9781510719866
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954670285
Label
1066 and before all that : the Battle of Hastings, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, Ed West
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-173)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn954670285
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9781510719866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954670285

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