The Normans: From Raiders to Kings by Lars Brownworth

The Normans: From Raiders to Kings

byLars Brownworth

Kobo ebook | January 21, 2014

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There is much more to the Norman story than the Battle of Hastings. These descendants of the Vikings who settled in France, England, and Italy - but were not strictly French, English, or Italian - played a large role in creating the modern world. They were the success story of the Middle Ages; a footloose band of individual adventurers who transformed the face of medieval Europe. During the course of two centuries they launched a series of extraordinary conquests, carving out kingdoms from the North Sea to the North African coast. 

In The Normans, author Lars Brownworth follows their story, from the first shock of a Viking raid on an Irish monastery to the exile of the last Norman Prince of Antioch. In the process he brings to vivid life the Norman tapestry’s rich cast of characters: figures like Rollo the Walker, William Iron-Arm, Tancred the Monkey King, and Robert Guiscard. It presents a fascinating glimpse of a time when a group of restless adventurers had the world at their fingertips.

Title:The Normans: From Raiders to KingsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 21, 2014Publisher:Crux Publishing LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909979031

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth it A short history of the Normans and their affect on France, England, Germany, Italy and Sicily. Very interesting.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating read. A must for history buffs. Sets out how the Northmen affected and helped shape the modern western world. Looking forward to reading other works by the author.
Date published: 2014-08-31