The Norman Conquest: William the Conqueror's Subjugation of England

The Norman Conquest William the Conqueror s Subjugation of England In that fateful year of three kings ruled England in succession One was a saint one a soldier and one a Frenchman Tradition tells us the conquest of England by the powerful Normans was inescapab

  • Title: The Norman Conquest: William the Conqueror's Subjugation of England
  • Author: Teresa Cole
  • ISBN: 9781445649221
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In that fateful year of 1066 three kings ruled England in succession One was a saint, one a soldier and one a Frenchman Tradition tells us the conquest of England by the powerful Normans was inescapable, and suggests England benefitted almost at once by closer links with Europe New discoveries however, have thrown doubt on these long accepted truths The Battle of HastiIn that fateful year of 1066 three kings ruled England in succession One was a saint, one a soldier and one a Frenchman Tradition tells us the conquest of England by the powerful Normans was inescapable, and suggests England benefitted almost at once by closer links with Europe New discoveries however, have thrown doubt on these long accepted truths The Battle of Hastings itself has been reassessed, is very site disputed, as too are the whereabouts of the mortal remains of the defeated King Harold As for the kings themselves was Edward as saintly and William as dominant as they have been portrayed, and was Harold than just the hinge on which history turned 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 taxation to be extracted from a subdued kingdom Includes 40 color illustrations.

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    1. Even 950 years after the event, the Norman Conquest still provokes division. It seems all but impossible for a historian to approach it without, in the end, taking sides: Norman or Anglo-Saxon, William or Harold. In part this is because the near contemporary sources are almost all Norman – with the exceptions of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and, intriguingly, the Bayeux Tapestry – and thus require interrogation. That the Normans, alongside their skill in castle building, were also early masters [...]

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