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Hastings 1066: The Fall of Saxon England (Osprey Campaign #13)
Very few battles of the medieval period can be regarded as decisive but Hastings was certainly one of them. Fought on 14th October 1066 between Duke William of Normandy and Harold Godwinson, king of England, the outcome irrevocably changed the course of English history. William's victory was largely due to the tactical superiority of his forces: not only did he possess inf ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 15th 1996 by Osprey Publishing
(first published 1992)
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Osprey’s “Men-at-Arms” series and “Campaign” series have been well known among students and buffs of military history for a long time, for their detail and accuracy. This one covers the opening overt act in the conquest of King Harold’s England by Duke William of Normandy in the fall of 1066. It begins with the character and background of the two commanders and describes the geopolitical context, then examines the military machine each had to work with, the Saxon fyrd vs. the Norman cavalry. The ...more
Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognized authority on the arms, armour, and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions, and has written many books. He currently works as a curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.More about Christopher Gravett...
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