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1066: The Story of a Year

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Hardcover, First American Edition, 328 pages
Published 1966 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Richard Derus
Oct 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.25* of five

This book was published as part of the general increase of interest in the Norman Conquest as its 900th anniversary approached. It's not a scholarly book, though, it's a popular history, a book meant to appeal to the mass audience, though based on the soundest scholarship available at that time.

It's a successful attempt to make distant events and people come to life, in that Butler gives not simply dates and events and a list of the players on the stage. He makes it his busi
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Jeremy Stephens
Dec 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
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This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in William the conqueror. It details the year 1066 month by month and is easy to read and follow along with.
Kathy Doll
Feb 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Really informative, and the author also adds scenes guessing the feelings and emotions of the players, and what he thought might be the reasoning behind certain decisions made in an attempt at giving life to people dead a over a thousand years. These scenes play out as fiction. Great history book.

Unfortunately, the person who owned this book before me took it upon themselves to 'correct' much punctuation, and what they perceived as grammatical errors, even substituting words that they thought mo
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Hannah
Sep 21, 2016 marked it as did-not-finish
Too dry for me...
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