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 Englandï¿½ 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 Englandï¿½ 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 bookï¿½ 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: 04/02/2009
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781405811552