- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: The History Press; New Ed edition (1 May 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0750937947
- ISBN-13: 978-0750937948
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.7 x 19.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 342,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the 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.
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<br />It is a readable account and the thing I really liked about this book was the way the author discussed some of disagreements in interpretation and then came to his own conclusions I was especially intrigued by the discussion about whether the "accepted" location for the Battle of Hastings, Senlac Hill, actually fitted with the different sources.
Although Jim Bradbury is clearly fascinated by the events of 1066 his writing is not particularly emotive and he struggles to purvey the drama of the events he is describing. He analyses each aspect of the Battle of Hastings from the weapons and armour, to the location of the battle, to the tactics used on the day. Although his writing is easy enough to understand his use of grammar and frequent repetition definitely suggests he is a historian first and a writer second.
I would reccomend this book if you want a good examination of the different aspects of the battle itself but it is far from being the definitive book on the subject.
A good primer on the events leading up to the most famous battle in English history. Mr. Bradbury sets forth the cause and effect of the battle in 'reader-friendly' language. The actual battle is covered in Chapter 7, the next to the last chapter.In order to understand why the battle happened when it did, and how it went as it did, why the battle, unlike others of the day, lasted as long as it did - from approximately nine o'clock in the morning to dusk - the reader needs to know the background. Mr. Bradbury gives us the political and social stories in detail.
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not only is this an excellent account of the battle but it also deals with the controvesary about wether the current battle site was the actual one or wether it took place further... Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 2013 by kriswud
The battle of hastings by jim bradbury, is the third book on the topic I read, having visited the battle site earlier this year. Read morePublished on 13 Aug. 2012 by scarlet pimp