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Inhaltsangabe: Book by Henry of Huntingdon
Reseña del editor:
'In the year of grace 1066, the Lord, the ruler, brought to fulfilment what He had long planned for the English people: He delivered them up to be destroyed by the violent and cunning Norman race.'
Henry of Huntingdon's narrative covers one of the most exciting and bloody periods in English history: the Norman Conquest and its aftermath. He tells of the decline of the Old English kingdom, the victory of the Normans at the Battle of Hastings, and the establishment of Norman rule. His accounts pf the kings who reigned during his lifetime - William II, Henry I, and Stephen - contain unique descriptions of people and events. Henry tells how promiscuity, greed, treachery, and cruelty produced a series of disasters, rebellions, and wars. Interwoven with memorable and vivid battle-scenes are anecdotes of court life, the death and murder of nobles, and the first written record of Cnut and the waves and the death of Henry I from a surfeit of lampreys.
Diana Greenway's translation of her definitive Latin text has been revised for this edition.
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2009. Taschenbuch. 208 S. Einband bestaubt, etw. berieben u. mit Lesespuren, Inneneinband mit Etiketten-Rückständen SL01 9780199554805 *.* Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 200. Artikel-Nr. 178483
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press Feb 2009, 2009. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 195x129x13 mm. Neuware - Henry of Huntingdon's History is a major source for events in England and Normandy during his lifetime, including the Battle of Hastings, the reigns of William II, Henry I, and Stephen, written with panache and passion and embellished with anecdotes such as Henry's death from a surfeit of lampreys, and Cnut and the waves. 208 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780199554805