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The Battle of Hastings

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Taking a look at history from a dual perspective, this book tells the story of Harold Godwinson and William, Duke of Normandy. When Edward the Confessor dies without leaving an heir to the throne, the two men fight for the crown the only way they know how.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 17th 2003 by Scholastic
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Jan 08, 2016 Lisa rated it really liked it
Interesting approach to a well-known topic: an analysis of the Battle of Hastings, aimed at young readers, and taking both sides into account, showing strengths and failures of both William the Conqueror and his rival, Harold Godwinson. Good read for Grade 8/9 and up.
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His father was in the army and so he moved around a lot as a child and lived in Wales. He was an avid reader of American comics as a child, and when he was eight or nine, and living in Gibraltar, he won a prize in a newspaper story-writing competition. He decided then “that my ambition was to write and illustrate my own book”.
He spent his teens in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before moving to Manchester,
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