The Norman Conquest: England after William the Conqueror (Critical Issues in World and International History)

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The Norman Conquest is an up-to-date summary and interpretation of the most recent scholarship on the events leading to the invasion of England in 1066 and on the conquest's long aftermath. The author is to be commended for bringing ordinary English people into the discussion, thereby adding substantially to our understanding of this pivotal period. -- William C. Jordan, Princeton University This lively, engaging, and accessible book will be an ideal introduction for students and general readers to the consequences of the Norman Conquest upon England. -- Robert C. Stacey, University of Washington [This book] sets out with the intention of being an accessible and comprehensive textbook guide to the history of England between 1066 and 1100 and succeeds admirably in being both...The concision and comprehensibility that Professor Thomas achieves...is a high recommendation for the book...A valuable addition to the armory of the teacher of the history of Anglo-Norman England. H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online, March 2008 Why the Normans succeeded in invading England is still hotly debated. With clarity and concern, Hugh Thomas steers today's students through the labyrinth of facts and the numerous differences of opinion among experts, which make this such a rewarding subject for teaching. -- M. T. Clanchy, University of London

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[This book] sets out with the intention of being an accessible and comprehensive textbook guide to the history of England between 1066 and 1100 and succeeds admirably in being both... The concision and comprehensibility that Professor Thomas achieves ... is a high recommendation for the book... A valuable addition to the armory of the teacher of the history of Anglo-Norman England. H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online The Norman Conquest is an up-to-date summary and interpretation of the most recent scholarship on the events leading to the invasion of England in 1066 and on the conquest's long aftermath. The author is to be commended for bringing ordinary English people into the discussion, thereby adding substantially to our understanding of this pivotal period. -- William C. Jordan, Princeton University This lively, engaging, and accessible book will be an ideal introduction for students and general readers to the consequences of the Norman Conquest upon England. -- Robert C. Stacey, University of Washington Why the Normans succeeded in invading England is still hotly debated. With clarity and concern, Hugh Thomas steers today's students through the labyrinth of facts and the numerous differences of opinion among experts, which make this such a rewarding subject for teaching. -- M. T. Clanchy, University of London

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