The Year of the Conquest

Ranked #34 in England History, Ranked #37 in British Historysee more rankings.

Alternate cover for ISBN 10: 0140058508 / ISBN 13: 9780140058505

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.

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