1066

Author(s): Frank McLynn

Wars of the Ages

If ever there was a year of destiny for the British Isles, 1066 must have a strong claim. King Harold faced invasion not just from William and the Normans across the English Channel but from the Dane, King Harald Hardrada. Before he faced the Normans at Hastings in October, he had defeated the Danes at York and Stamford Bridge in September. In this superbly researched study, Frank McLynn overturns long-accepted myths, showing how Williams victory at the Battle of Hastings was not, in fact, a certainty, and arguing that Harald Hardrada was actually the greatest warrior of the three. This is a masterly study, and reveals the truth to be more interesting than the myths surrounding this pivotal year in history.


Product Information

Author's previous title "Carl Gustav Jung" was shortlisted for the 1997 NCR Award.

General Fields

  • : 9780712666725SECA
  • : Random House
  • : Pimlico
  • : November 1999
  • : 234mm X 156mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Frank McLynn
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 942.02
  • : 336
  • : 8pp b&w plates, 6 maps