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Battle of Hastings #2020

Battle of Hastings A textbook on the battle This looks at the armies arms and armour as well as the lead up to and effects of the battle

  • Title: Battle of Hastings
  • Author: Jim Bradbury
  • ISBN: 9780750912914
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Battle of Hastings By Jim Bradbury, A textbook on the 1066 battle This looks at the armies, arms and armour as well as the lead up to and effects of the battle.

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    1 thought on “Battle of Hastings

    1. I bought this book many years ago and kept it on my shelf until I was ready for it A whole book on one battle seemed a little intimidating The time finally came, and I needn t have worried The author started with Alfred the Great and gave us the whole background leading up to 1066 and then a little beyond Although there were some interesting points of view throughout the book such as an alternative location for the battlefield at Hastings I only bookmarked one page and that was for a map So my o [...]

    2. This book should ve just been pages of bullet points Three and a half pages describing chain mail, countless paragraphs throughout the book on why we should caution against sources, and a complete chapter not notes in the back on the validity of sources does not make an interesting book Take away all the writing about cautioning sources and this book would only be about 100 pagesybe less.

    3. The famous battle of 1066 is dissected in great detail and no stone unturned Mr Bradbury spends quite a bit of time refuting common myths and questionable references for his own take on events and places The fact that the actual place of battle has never been found was very interesting and points out how things get lost over the 10 centuries of this decisive battle There were big amounts of information about seemingly small differences between the Normans and the English and I found my eyes glaz [...]

    4. Serviceable but strangely pedestrian account of the Hastings campaign I have a lot of time for Jim Bradbury and loved his book on King Philip Augustus of France, but this felt rather perfunctory.

    5. This was interesting, but I wish would have been offered about the battle The actual conflict is Chapter 7 of 8 The events leading up to the battle takes up most the book Fortunately, the author used extant sources, such as William of Portiers and William of Jumieges, Oderic, The Anglo Saxon Chronicle The conflict was covered well in its day and the fact that it last from approximately 9 00 a.m until just after dusk of the same day, one would suppose could be offered in the way of description [...]

    6. As with much of what we learn in public schools is wrong, this is no different I learned a great deal and much is different from what was taught A well researched book that was an overview of England and Normandy at that time, bio s of William and the various leaders of the English island, the role of the Vikings in ruling both places and the claims to the English throne The battle itself was quick and over fairly fast due to the lack of discipline on the English side The irony is that after Wil [...]

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