Osprey's study of the Normans during the Middle Ages.
Despite the small geographic extent of Normandy its people played a crucial role in the history of the medieval world.
Ferocity, boundless energy, cunning and a capacity for leadership were their heritage, to which modern scholars would add supreme adaptability and a simple piety.
Their amazing military successes resulted from careful planning, speed of movement, decisiveness, daring and sheer ruthlessness.
Added to this was a strong business sense and an appreciation of the value of money.
Veteran Osprey author David Nicolle describes the history, arms and armour of the remarkable Normans in this fascinating volume.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 64 pages, illustrations, maps, plans
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 22/01/1987
- Category: History: specific events & topics
- ISBN: 9780850457292