Top positive review
22 people found this helpful
on 3 February 2010
This is a very readable and enjoyable book on a fascinating subject.
Whilst it covers pre Hastings and Hastings itself as you would expect, it
manages this in about 80 pages and 5 chapters.
That leaves the further 9 chapters to deal with Post Hastings, ie how a win on the battlefield became a conguest.
It is this part of the book that really fascinates.
It covers the English resisitance and Williams often brutal responses as well as the Normanisation of England, without being too academic or dry.
It is this that distinguishes the book from many others, and is all the better for it.
If you want a book that digs deeper than usual, and that really kicks in when others tail off, ie post Hastings, then this comes very highly recommended.