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The Battle of Hastings

Classic Histories Series

Jim Bradbury

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HISTORY PRESS
01 March 2020
The Battle of Hastings is probably the best-known and perhaps the most significant battle in English history. Its effects were deeply felt at the time, causing a lasting shift in cultural identity and national pride. Jim Bradbury explores the full military background to the battle and investigates both the sources for our knowledge of what actually happened in 1066 and the role that the battle plays in national myth. The Battle of Hastings starts by looking at the Normans - who they were, where they came from - and the career of William before 1066. Next, Jim Bradbury turns to the Saxons in England, and to Harold Godwineson, successor to Edward the Confessor, and his attempts to create unity in the divided kingdom. The core of the book is a move-by-move reconstruction of the battle, including the advance planning, the site, the composition of the two armies and the use of archers, feigned fights and the death of Harold. This is a book that anyone interested in England's most famous battle will find indispensable. AUTHOR: Jim Bradbury taught history at West London Institute of Higher Education (now Brunel University College) before taking early retirement in order to devote himself to writing. He has written widely on medieval military history, including Stephen and Matilda.
By:   Jim Bradbury
Imprint:   HISTORY PRESS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780750993906
ISBN 10:   0750993901
Pages:   260
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jim Bradbury taught history at West London Institute of Higher Education (now Brunel University College) before taking early retirement in order to devote himself to writing. He has written widely on medieval military history, including 'Stephen and Matilda' (The History Press).

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