The Norman Conquest: William the Conqueror's Subjugation of England (Paperback)
1066 saw three kings of England, the last of whom was William, Duke of Normandy. Tradition tells us the conquest of England by the powerful Normans was inescapable, and suggests England benefited almost at once from closer links with Europe. But new discoveries have thrown doubt on these long accepted beliefs. The Battle of Hastings itself must be re-assessed, as must the whereabouts of the mortal remains of the defeated King Harold. Nine and a half centuries later it is appropriate to look again at the course and outcomes of the Norman Conquest of England, the genocide committed in northern England, the wholesale transfer of lands to Norman lords, and the Domesday Book designed to enable every last drop of riches to be extracted from a subdued kingdom.
About the Author
Teresa Cole is the author of Henry V: The Life of the Warrior King & the Battle of Agincourt 1415.
"Cole has gone a long way to put some flesh and blood on the figures involved, no mean feat when writing about people who lived so long ago, and her explanation of the often involved sequence of events is comprehensive. The result is a fine book for scholars and general reader alike." —Bookbag