Hastings 1066: The Fall Of Saxon England by Christopher GravettHastings 1066: The Fall Of Saxon England by Christopher Gravett

Hastings 1066: The Fall Of Saxon England

byChristopher Gravett, Gravett

Paperback | September 25, 2000

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Osprey's Campaign title for the Battle of Hastings, which was fought on 14th October 1066 between Duke William of Normandy and Harold Godwinson, king of England, and which irrevocably changed the course of English history. William's victory ensured his accession to the English throne. Hastings was also decisive in another way: the horrendous casualties suffered by the English nobility both there and at the two earlier battles of Fulford and Stamford Bridge resulted in there being very few men influential enough to lead an English resistance once William had been crowned. William would survive long enough to successfully found a Norman dynasty of English kings.
Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions, and has written many books for Osprey, including Warrior 1: Norman Knight 950-1204 AD. He currently works a...
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Title:Hastings 1066: The Fall Of Saxon EnglandFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 25, 2000Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841761338

ISBN - 13:9781841761336

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Table of Contents

Background to the Crisis of 1066/The Commanders/Opposing Armies/Plans and Preparations/The Battle/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming the Battle of Hastings