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WILLIAM, Duke of Normandy & HAROLD, Earl of Wessex -the struggle for possession of the English throne.,
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.'
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.
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.