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The best sort of popular history,
This review is from: The Norman Conquest (Hardcover)
I find it difficult to imagine there could be a better serious popular history of the Norman Conquest. It is fluently written, long enough to provide a good level of detail, and prepared to discuss many of the controversies and uncertainties of the period without over-burdening the reader. I particularly liked the way the author manages to incorporate discussion of the sources - their strengths and weaknesses are crucial to the story - without allowing this to obstruct a strong narrative flow.