About this book
From the author of "A Great & Terrible King" and "Castles", this tells the story of the Norman invasion and conquest of England in the 11th century. Beginning with the Saxon kings, such as Edward the Confessor, it shows how England was in constant conflict as the English fell prey to both Vikings and Normans. Morris is a major new talent with the potential to rival Starkey and Schama.
An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This book explains why the Norman Conquest was the single most important event in English history.