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When William came, saw and conquered

Advantages: Penetrating, thoroughly researched account of the conquest, before, and after
Disadvantages: None - except perhaps not a light read

When did the Norman conquest of England start and end? This generous panoramic history takes a wide sweep of almost the whole of the eleventh century in England, although as the title indicates, the focal point is that pivotal date of 1066. The book ...

JOHNV 14.04.2013 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Norman Conquest - Marc Morris

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The Birth of An Industrial Super Power Underwritten in Blood.

Advantages: Comprehensive, meticulous, fascinating at times
Disadvantages: Factual, will be too dry for some

Iíve always been fascinated by history. In particular, Iíve always been drawn to those monsters who have managed the unspeakable; things that we can only imagine until people like me and you have actually read first-hand accounts of what went on. There ha ...

Brummie699 15.12.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar - Simon Sebag Montefiore

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