Ten Sixty-Six: The Year of the Conquest

Paperback | January 8, 1981

byDavid HowarthIllustratorGareth Floyd

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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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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, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.71 × 5.08 × 0.42 inPublished:January 8, 1981Publisher:Viking Penguin

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ISBN - 10:0140058508

ISBN - 13:9780140058505

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Table of Contents

Introduction
England - New Year's Day
Death of a King - January 4
Coronation - January 5
Rouen - January 10
The Comet - April 18
Normandy - Spring
Norway - Summer
North Wind - August 10-September 12
York - September 20-25
The English Channel - September 28
The Challenge - October 3-13
Hastings - October 14
London - Otober 15-December 25
England - New Year's Eve
Sources and Acknowledgments
Index