- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (25 Sept. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1492820202
- ISBN-13: 978-1492820208
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 875,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Song of the Norman Conquest: A new translation of the earliest account of the Norman Conquest Paperback – 25 Sep 2013
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Her conclusions are quite amazing and are given in the copious footnotes to each page. In short:
* The author believes that William landed at Winchelsea rather than at Pevensey
* The Normans later captured both Pevensey and Hastings in a raid
* The Normans built their wooden fort on the strand at Winchelsea
* Harold camped at Appledore and then marched along the ridgeway road towards Seddlescombe
* He was intercepted by the Norman Army moving along the ridge from Winchelsea to Icklesham to Seddlescombe, crossing the river Brede here and then marching north.
* The Battle of Hastings therefore too place north east of Battle on the ridges around the current village of Brede.
* Harold was slain by four knights and his dismembered body was buried on the cliffs above the Norman camp ie at Winchelsea.
* The current Battle Abbey was sited at Battle so that the monks could gain their rightful curtilage as William has sworn to restore a former abbey in the area that had been destroyed by Harold years before. This clash of curtilgae explains the moving of the site.
An excellent book that is keenly priced
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