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5.0 out of 5 stars Battle of Hastings (Double Take), 28 Sep 2010
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This is a superbly written book. It is very exciting and accessible for children whilst having lots of background information about the time e.g. what armour people were wearing, why Harold had to let his army go in early September etc. I would highly recommend this as a living history account of such an important year in our history.
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4.0 out of 5 stars WILLIAM, Duke of Normandy & HAROLD, Earl of Wessex -the struggle for possession of the English throne., 27 Nov 2006
This review is from: Battle of Hastings (Double Take) (Paperback)
There are always two sides to every story:-

WILLIAM, Duke of Normandy and HAROLD, Earl of Wessex

`Some time around 1090, a beautiful new work of art was created.
On to a 70 metre long piece of linen, a sort of early strip cartoon was skilfully sewn in silken threads....The Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of two of the greatest warriors of the age - Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex and William, Duke of Normandy - and their struggle for possession of the English throne.
It is a struggle that ends in one of the most famous battles of all time: the Battle of Hastings.'

WILLIAM
Like his Viking ancestors, William shows a rare talent for violence and warfare. When Harold takes the crown for himself, William will amass a Norman army to stake his own claim.

HAROLD
Six feet tall and powerfully built, Harold is as much a man-of-action as William. He is crowned King of England, but he knows he will soon be forced to fight to keep the throne.

144 easy to read pages with some black and white plates, index and a family tree plus a map of the borders of the earldoms at the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 7 Nov 2013
This review is from: Battle of Hastings (Double Take) (Paperback)
I bought this for my son and ended up reading it myself because it looked so good.

Absolutely packed with information, not a page wasted, will probably have to read again for it all to sink in. It starts with a lot of background about the families involved, and then goes into setting the scene for the battle. There's plenty of action and gory detail, and real insight into the politics and society of the day.

Really an excellent read, and I'll be following up with some of the author's recommended further reading.
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