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Norman Knight AD 950–1204 by Christopher Gravett
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Feb 21, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, educational, historical, 11th-century
Recommended for: re-enactors, enthusiasts, historical novelists
Read in February, 2009 , read count: 1

I'm undertaking a massive research project on the Norman Conquest so I got hold of this book as it looked interesting. I've found it invaluable. I initially thought it was a children's book but it doesn't seem to be, because the breadth of information is excellent.

Everything you want to know about Norman knights is here: what they looked like, where they came from, what they wore, the weaponry they used, how they trained and how they fought. Okay, this is a short book so there isn't a lot of depth, but the level of detail is astounding. Better still, it's very enjoyable to read, with fantastic illustrations.

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