Ten Sixty-Six: The Year of the Conquest by David Howarth

Ten Sixty-Six: The Year of the Conquest

byDavid HowarthIllustratorGareth Floyd

Paperback | January 8, 1981

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The year 1066 is one of the most important dates in the history of the Western world: the year William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings and changed England and the English forever.

The events leading to-and following-this turning point in history are shrouded in mystery. Distorted by the biased accounts written by a subjugated people, many believe it was the English who ultimately won the battle, since the Normans became assimilated into the English way of life. 

Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, David Howarth gives us memorable portraits of the kings: Edward the Confessor, Harold of England, William of Normandy, as well as the leading political figures of the time. Howarth describes the English commoners: how they worked, fought, died, and how they perceived the overthrow of their world from their isolated shires.

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Title:Ten Sixty-Six: The Year of the ConquestFormat: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