The Norman Conquest : A New Introduction, Paperback Book

The Norman Conquest : A New Introduction Paperback



The Norman Conquest was one of the most significant events in European history.

Over forty years from 1066, England was traumatised and transformed.

The Anglo-Saxon ruling class was eliminated, foreign elites took control of Church and State, and England� s entire political, social and cultural orientation was changed.

Out of the upheaval which followed the Battle of Hastings, a new kind of Englishness emerged and the priorities of England� s new rulers set the kingdom on the political course it was to follow for the rest of the Middle Ages.

However, the Norman Conquest was more than a purely English phenomenon, for Wales, Scotland and Normandy were all deeply affected by it too.

This book� s broad sweep successfully encompasses these wider British and French perspectives to offer a fresh, clear and concise introduction to the events which propelled the two nations into the Middle Ages and dramatically altered the course of history.'Fluent, wide-ranging and up-do-date, this is an excellent synthesis of recent work on the ever-fascinating topic of the Norman Conquest.

It reveals not only how much was achieved by twentieth-century historians of the Conquest, but how much still remains to be discovered.' Nicholas Vincent, Professor of Medieval History, University of East Anglia


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781405811552



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