William the Conqueror
William the Conqueror was a formidable personality, whose political imagination and ruthless will were the driving force of the Norman Conquest of England. In this biography, David Bates describes the full scope of William’s achievements in both Normandy and England, setting them firmly in the context of Europe in an age of change and turmoil. William showed himself to be an outstanding soldier and an extremely effective ruler, who combined great fortitude with an unbending insistence on his own authority. He was also cruel, greedy, and intolerant—a man who pitilessly stamped out opposition and shamelessly manipulated facts to justify dubious enterprises.
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Review: William The ConquerorUser Review - Barbara - Goodreads
Reviewers on Amazon love this book. I'm interested because I'm reading "1066 The Year of the Conquest" by David Howarth. Howarth appears not to be objective in his portrayal of the William, so I was looking for another biography that wouldn't be terribly dense. Read full review
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Pretty good biography, though this is one person where one really needs to read multiple accounts.
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