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1066 & The Battle of Hastings in a Nutshell

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MadeGlobal's History in a Nutshell Series aims to give readers a good grounding in a historical topic in a concise, easily digestible and easily accessible way.

In 1066 & The Battle of Hastings in a Nutshell, Charlie Fenton discusses one of the most important events in English history. Many recall the story of William the Conqueror sailing over from Normandy, going to battl
Paperback, 88 pages
Published May 12th 2017 by Madeglobal
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Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)
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First thing's first, I've got to be honest with you guys. I was approached by the publisher, MadeGlobal, to read this book. They said that the author, Charlie Fenton, recommended me to them because I would be sure to write a detailed review of the book. So, a huge thank you to MadeGlobal and Charlie! I'm really appreciative to have this chance. None of that impeded me in writing an honest review of this book.

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Adrienne Dillard
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Several months back, I picked up a newer biography by a popular historian tackling this well-known time period, and I must admit, I was utterly lost. For as much as I know about history, I still found myself lost in a slog of unnecessary information. Mercifully, that was not the case here! Not only does Charlie Fenton pack an immense amount of information into a compact space, she does it with lots of verve. Fenton's style is engaging and to the point. You know directly where she is going and al ...more
Samantha Morris
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
A brief but incredibly informative read on an era of British history I've not studied in much depth. Well worth a read.
Sarah -  All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
I enjoy many of the books in this Nutshell series. The Anglo-Saxons have a special place in my heart and I wish we could know how things might've gone had Harold won the day. If only he's waited for reinforcing, England's history and present might look very different. On the other hand, we may not have ever had the Plantagenet dynasty then. I appreciate that this author looked at issues beyond the battle, such as others who had claim to the throne and specifically the section about whether or no ...more
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I never knew how little I actually know about the invasion besides the basic facts.
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Charlie is the creator of the Through the Eyes of Anne Boleyn blog and Facebook page, this documents her research into her latest novel Perseverance. She is also a student studying Medieval History.

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