The Normans

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Osprey Publishing, 2006 - History - 256 pages
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The Norman Knight was the most feared warrior during the 11th and 12th centuries in Western Europe. Tales of their conquests spread throughout the known world as their military prowess resulted in the capture Sicily in 1060 and England in 1066. This beautifully illustrated book explores the world of the Normans and the life of a typical Norman knight. Authors Chris Gravett and David Nicolle discuss the spectacular castles that they erected to protect their lands, as well as the equipment , training, tactics and daily life of a typical Norman Knight.

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Review: The Normans (Elite #9)

User Review  - Marcus - Goodreads

A slightly different Osprey Elite volume, as the majority of its content is dedicated to 'geographical' history of Normans - Nicolle starts with the humble beginnings of Normans in Normandy region and ... Read full review

Review: The Normans: Warrior Knights and their Castles (General Military)

User Review  - Simon Jones - Goodreads

An interesting book of two halves comprising a well written and entertaining first part on Norman history followed by a second part which deals with the construction, defence and day to day life of ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognised 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 for Osprey, including Warrior 1: 'Norman Knight 950-1204 AD'. He currently works as a curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. Born in 1944, David Nicolle worked in the BBC's Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years.

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