Campaigns of the Norman Conquest

Campaigns of the Norman Conquest

Essential Histories 12
  • Author: Matthew Bennett
  • Short code: ESS 12
  • Publication Date: 25 Nov 2001
  • ISBN: 9781841762289
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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This book provides a full introduction to the Norman Conquest, an event which resulted in dramatic changes to the nation's aristocracy, church and administration. It brought a new language and cultural influences and revolutionised military architecture with the introduction of the castle. This profound impact was not brought about as the result of a single battle and it took a five-year war for William to establish control over his new kingdom. The campaigns are studied in detail, with maps showing how William's energy and strategic intelligence enabled him to defeat his formidable opponents and create a new order.

Biographical Note

Matthew Bennett is a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and a specialist in medieval military history.

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