Mysteries of the Norman Conquest
Unravelling the Truth of the Battle of Hastings and the Events of 1066
Imprint: Frontline Books
224 Pages, 6.1 x 9.1 in, 16 Mono
- July 2022
- In Stock
Taking nothing for granted, Robert hiked round the sites of the three battles of 1066 – Fulford, Stamford Bridge and Hastings. Armed with the medieval sources and much of the current literature, he set out to appraise the evidence and to draw his own unbiased conclusions.
Following in the footsteps of the Viking warriors of Harald Hardrada, the knights of William of Normandy and the Anglo-Saxon soldiers of King Harold, the reader is taken on a journey from Yorkshire to the South Coast and down through the ages to reexamine what has been written about that momentous year – the intrigues, preparations and maneuvers – which culminated on 14 October 1066, on a bloody hill somewhere in Sussex.
Whether this will settle the debate over the site of the Battle of Hastings or prompt further investigations remains to be seen, but it will be a book which cannot be ignored and which the reader will be unable to put down!