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1066 : The Year of the Conquest

1066 : The Year of the Conquest - 77 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140058505

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ISBN13: 978-0140058505
ISBN10: 0140058508
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 77
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 1977
International: No

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1066 : The Year of the Conquest - 77 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140058505

David Howarth

ISBN13: 978-0140058505
ISBN10: 0140058508
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 77
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.

Published: 1977
International: No
Summary

Everyone knows 1066 as the date of the Norman invasion and conquest of England. But how many of us can place that event in the context of the entire dramatic year in which it took place? From the death of Edward the Confessor in early January to the Christmas coronation of Duke William of Normandy, there is an almost uncanny symmetry, as well as a relentlessly exciting surge, of events leading to and from Hastings.

Table of Contents

Introduction
England - New Year's Day
Death of a King - January 4
Coronation - January 5
Rouen - January 10
The Comet - April 18
Normandy - Spring
Norway - Summer
North Wind - August 10-September 12
York - September 20-25
The English Channel - September 28
The Challenge - October 3-13
Hastings - October 14
London - Otober 15-December 25
England - New Year's Eve
Sources and Acknowledgments
Index