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on 9 October 2017
I loved this book.
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on 17 August 2017
Fantastic book, a must read!
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on 17 May 2017
I. Liked it. I found that although fictional Tessa based on historical fact. Every school child has heard of Hereward the Wake.
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on 3 May 2017
interesting historical fiction novel,
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on 21 January 2017
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on 18 October 2016
Okay it's not great literature and the characters are bit one dimensional (at best).
But, the book recreates the period and the battles very well. Even just as a source of knowledge on the Battle of Hastings and all the events that led up to it and after it, I thought it was well worth the price (and the investment in reading 500 pages). I got interested in Hereward when listening to a lecture at Battle Abbey this summer (2016), and wondered how this genuine English hero has almost been forgotten. (I blame our obsession with bloody Henry 8 and his wives).
I love history, but no matter how many famous sites you visit or books you read, it takes a novelist to bring it to life with the sights and smells and personalities. I think Binns does this quite well. My only complaint, with this like most military books, is that no-one ever talks about how it feels to be in battle and to kill and feel like you're about to be killed. You rarely get the feeling that people are actually hacking each other to bits with big knives. Yet unless you are a psychopath, surely that is THE most interesting thing.
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on 5 October 2016
All good, pleased with it
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on 20 January 2016
Good reading
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on 26 November 2015
as described and in good condition
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 28 October 2015
This was a great read i could not put it down It's 1066 - Senlac Ridge, England. William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy, defeats Harold Godwinson, King Harold II of England, in what will become known as the Battle of Hastings. The battle is hard fought and bloody, the lives of thousands have been spent, including that of King Harold. But England will not be conquered easily, the Anglo-Saxons will not submit meekly to Norman rule. Although his heroic deeds will nearly be lost to legend, one man unites the resistance. His name is Hereward of Bourne, the champion of the English. His honour, bravery and skill at arms will change the future of England. His is the legacy of the noble outlaw.
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