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1066 in Perspective

On October 14, 1066, an English army led by the Anglo-Saxon king Harold Godwinson met the Norman-French army of William, Duke of Normandy, northwest of Hastings. The battle they fought there was a decisive Norman victory, in which Harold was killed. Two months later, William was crowned King of England, the first of an incalculable number of consequences of the battle which over time transformed the very identity of England and the English.        

​In 2016, a conference was held at the Tower of London in honor of the 950th anniversary of Hastings. 1066 in Perspective brings together papers presented at that conference in which contributors from a number of disciplines examine 1066 and the Battle of Hastings from a wide range of perspectives, including military, social, political, architectural, ecclesiastical, and more.

224 pages | 80 color plates, 10 halftones | 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 | © 2018

History: European History, General History, Military History

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Table of Contents

Putting the Norman Conquest of England in Perspective
David Bates
England before 1066
Rory Naismith
Normandy before 1066
Pierre Bauduin
1066 and Government
Stephen Baxter
1066 and the Church
Sandy Heslop and Tom Licence
1066 and Women’s History
Elisabeth van Houts
1066 and Warfare
John Gillingham
The armour and weapons of the Anglo-Saxons and Normans
Thom Richardson & Robert C. Woosnam-Savage
The capture of London and its early castles
Edward Impey
1066 and Ecclesiastical Architecture
Eric Fernie
1066 and post-Conquest landscape change
Oliver Creighton
The Bayeux Tapestry
Michael Lewis
The Aristocracy of Conquered England
Judith Green
1066 and the English
Ann Williams

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