1066 in Perspective


1066 in Perspective is a landmark publication offering a new interdisciplinary assessment of the impact of the Norman Conquest.

Drawing upon papers presented at the Tower of London on the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, the internationally renowned contributors examine 1066 from a wide range of perspectives.

1066 in Perspective is an indispensable book for anyone interested in the influence of the Conquest, and the lasting changes that emerged over the longer period from c.900 – c.1250.

David Bates has brought together a veritable Who’s Who of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman studies. In engaging and well-illustrated prose, they bring the events of 1066 to life from a range of perspectives ­– governmental, archaeological, military, social. A book for scholar and layperson alike, this is the introduction to the Conquest the twenty-first century has been waiting for!

– Levi Roach, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Exeter

This collection of papers by leading scholars offers countless new insights into the Conquest of 1066, its contexts and its impacts. It will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the subject.

– Jeremy Ashbee, Head Properties Curator, English Heritage

Specialist research has changed perceptions of the Conquest fundamentally since the Domesday centenary publications of 1986, but synthesis has not kept pace. With this new collection, it is again possible to take stock. The fifteen essays range widely across historical, social, artistic, architectural and historiographical themes, and view 1066 through the lens of major but essentially evolutionary change in both England and Normandy across the eleventh century.

– John Blair, Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology, University of Oxford

About the editor

David Bates is Professorial Fellow at the University of East Anglia, and a world-leading expert on Norman and Anglo-Norman history. He has held positions at several universities in Britain and France, and his many books include Normandy before 1066, The Normans and Empire, and, most recently, a biography of William the Conqueror in the Yale English Monarchs series.

Publication date: 30 June 2018
ISBN: 978094809288
Dimensions: 248x186 mm
No. of pages: 224
Binding style: Paperback
Details of illustrations: 90 illustrations

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