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William the Conqueror

David Bates


This book offers a reinterpretation of the life of a pivotal figure in British and European history. This book combines biography and a multidisciplinary approach to examine the life of a major figure in British and European history. Using a framework derived from studies of early medieval kingship, it assesses each phase of William's life to establish why so many trusted William to invade England in 1066 and the consequences of this on the history of the so-called Norman Conquest after the Battle of Hastings and for generations to come. Taking an innovative approach, the book argues for a mov ... More

Keywords: British history, European history, early medieval kingship, William the Conqueror, Norman Conquest, Battle of Hastings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300118759
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300118759.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Bates, author
University of East Anglia