Dr Levi Roach is a lecturer at the University of Exeter. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, before completing his PhD at Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg. He is the author of thelred the Unready, winner of the Longman-History Today Prize and the Labarge Prize.
From Viking raiders to rulers of the Mediterranean, the Normans dominated and dazzled medieval Europe. In this fascinating, panoramic account, Levi Roach brings an expert eye and page-turning energy to the telling of their extraordinary story -- Helen Castor, bestselling author of She Wolves Narrated with pace, clarity, authority and style, Roach's book is a bracing tour of the world that the Normans made their own -- Thomas Williams, bestselling author of Viking Britain A fresh retelling of the story of the Normans, across all their theatres of operation - academically up-to-the-minute, sound in its judgements, and written with enthusiasm and brio -- Marc Morris, bestselling author of The Anglo Saxons How the Normans shaped the Europe we live in today is a huge and gripping subject, brilliantly illuminated here in all its continent-wide human drama by a masterful historian and story-teller -- Peter Stanford Informed by the latest research, Roach reveals the history of the Norman conquests - from England to the Holy Land - in a pacy and character-driven account of a people who defined an era -- Sophie Ambler