The Norman Conquest: A New Introduction

The Norman Conquest: A New Introduction

by RichardHuscroft (Author)


The Norman Conquest was one of the most significant events in European history. Over forty years from 1066, England was traumatised and transformed. The Anglo-Saxon ruling class was eliminated, foreign elites took control of Church and State, and England's entire political, social and cultural orientation was changed. Out of the upheaval which followed the Battle of Hastings, a new kind of Englishness emerged and the priorities of England's new rulers set the kingdom on the political course it was to follow for the rest of the Middle Ages. However, the Norman Conquest was more than a purely English phenomenon, for Wales, Scotland and Normandy were all deeply affected by it too. This book's broad sweep successfully encompasses these wider British and French perspectives to offer a fresh, clear and concise introduction to the events which propelled the two nations into the Middle Ages and dramatically altered the course of history.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 392
Edition: 1
Publisher: Longman
Published: 04 Feb 2009

ISBN 10: 1405811552
ISBN 13: 9781405811552
Book Overview: The events of 1066 are perhaps the most famous in English history, and their consequences for the British Isles and for Europe as a whole were profound. In this book, Richard Huscroft provides the most accessible, challenging and up to date introduction to the subject available.

Author Bio
Richard Huscroft read Modern History at Oxford and spent six years as a practising barrister before giving up his legal career to complete a doctorate in medieval history. His previous publications include Ruling England, 1042-1216 (2003) and Expulsion: England's Jewish Solution (2005), and he now teaches medieval history at Westminster School.