Campaigns of the Norman Conquest

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Taylor & Francis, 2001 - History - 95 pages
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This book provides a full introduction to the Norman Conquest, an event which resulted in dramatic changes to England's aristocracy, church and administration. It brought a new language and cultural influences and revolutionised military architecture with the introduction of the castle. The profound impact was not brought about as the result of a single battle and it took a five-year war for William to establish control over his new kingdom. The campaigns are studied in detail, with maps showing how William's energy and strategic intelligence enabled him to defeat his formidable opponents and create a new order.
  

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Contents

Introduction
7
Warring sides
16
Outbreak
24
Portrait of a soldier
61
Portrait of a civilian
73
Glossary
91
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Matthew Bennett MA, FSA, FRHistS, has been a senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst since 1984. He went to King's College London, completing a first degree in History and an MA in Medieval History. He co-wrote, with Nicholas Hooper, The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: The Middle Ages, 768-1487 . Matthew has also published many academic articles on chivalric and crusader warfare.

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