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ISBN: 1579583768
Author: Matthew Bennett
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 21, 2003)
Pages: 96
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
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Campaigns of the Norman . The short and crisp introduction is particularly good, showing that the Norman Conquest of England did not stop with the hard fought victory at Hastings in October 1066 nor with William of Normandy's crowing as king the following December. At least six further years of hard campaigning were necessary.

This book provides a full introduction to the Norman Conquest, an event which resulted . Matthew Bennett, MA FSA RHistS. Osprey Essential Histories (1 - 10 of 76 books). Books by Matthew Bennett.

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. Matthew is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (London) and of the Royal Historical Society. Mor. rivia About Campaigns of the.

Osprey Essential Histories SeriesMatthew Bennett. This book is a short, crisp summary of the events leading up to the Norman Conquest and the campaigns King William had to undertake to hold onto England. The Crusades (Essential Histories). The invasion and Battle of Hastings are given a brief treatment. This is followed by the various campaigns from 1066 until 1080.

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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26 Colour & 25 B&W Illustrations. Matthew Bennett is a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and a specialist in medieval military history. Country of Publication. Campaigns of the Norman Conquest by Matthew Bennett (Paperback, 2001). 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.

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Matthew Bennett (born 1954) is a historian specialising in Medieval warfare. Campaigns of the Norman Conquest. ISBN 978-1-84176-228-9. He has recently retired from the post of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Applied Behavioural Science at The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK, where he taught since 1984. He holds a degree in History and an MA in Medieval History from King's College, London, where he studied under R. Allen Brown, and is a fellow of both the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society. In 2011 he was awarded a PhD By Means of Published Works by the University of Northampton.

This book provides a full introduction to the Norman Conquest, an event which resulted in dramatic . The campaigns are studied in detail, with maps showing how William's energy and strategic intelligence enabled him to defeat his formidable.

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Comments:

Daigami
I bought the Kindle version because I am running out of space for books. I like to read on my iPad, but the kindle version is very frustrating because the illustrations are small and you can't zoom in to view them. I can't for example read the information on the maps. Maybe if I look at it on my desktop with a large screen, but that's not how I like to do my reading. Osprey offers some of these books in PDFs format, I may try that, but they are as expensive as the hard copies. At this point I hate to buy hard copies because soon i will have to leave them behind when I move to smaller living space. Too bad Kindle is so unsatisfactory.
Hulbine
I found it was basically a summary of battles, but I thought it might tell more about the actual battles. I felt I pretty much had receive an index.

I can't recommend it for anyone looking for more than dates.
WOGY
This booklet is one of the best in the Osprey Series. Published more than ten years ago, when I bought it, it is the best of the "short versions" about "1066 and all that", probably because Matthew Bennett happens to be the author.

The short and crisp introduction is particularly good, showing that the Norman Conquest of England did not stop with the hard fought victory at Hastings in October 1066 nor with William of Normandy's crowing as king the following December. At least six further years of hard campaigning were necessary. Even up to 1085, almost twenty years after Hastings, a Danish fleet almost invaded England and obliged the ageing Duke and King to mobilize a huge army that almost bankcrupted the Kingdom. This was the origin of the Domesday Books (for there are several of them).

The social changes brought by the Conquest are also well told, with the Saxon elite being replaced by the Norman and French knights (including many Bretons, Angevins, Manceaux and Flemish, in particular) that came with William or settled afterwards and were given land. The Norman castles that can still be seen across England and (South) Wales were largely built for this small elite and their King to control the land.

Three other features make this book stand out as one of the best. While the illustrations are ok to good, but no more, the maps and diagrams of campaigns and battles are both very useful and well down. Also great are the four little biographies of, respectively, Haral Hadrada and Hereward, and of two of William's main barons, Hugh d'Avranches, who became Earl of Chester, and Roger of Montgomery, who became Earl of Arundel and Shrewsbury. Also excellent are the biographies of the three bishops, including Odo, William's half-brother, and of Queen Edith, the wife of Edward the Confessor and sister of Harold.

My only regret here is that, given the size constraints of this collection, Matthew Bennett could't add any others. I would have, in particular, loved to see one on Lanfranc, William's chief advisor, and perhaps also one on William Fitzosbern, who was William's childhood friend and whose recklessness got him killed in 1071 while attempting to become Count of Flanders, and of Robert of Mortain, William's other half brother (and the full brother of Odo, the very energetic and warlike bishop of Bayeux). But then, if this had been possible, I would probably be asking for a dozen more...

Anyway, I can only recommend this little book for everyone, and especially for any reader of James Aitcheson's Sworn Sword and sequels.
Riavay
I keep finding interesting books years after they come out. This is a short, nicely written and well-illustrated book. It's maybe an hour's read. Its best feature is the portrayal of William himself, as ruthless, astute, willing to take a gamble and able to both choose capable subordinates and to inspire them.

The "campaigns" of the title are lead ups to Hastings, that epic, and then campaigns of consolidation over much of England; Anglo-Saxon resistance did not end with the death of the king in battle. William campaigned hard and was stern with rebels, quickly replacing local lords with his own. He was firmly in the throne fairly quickly, but local violence and fairly frequent rebellions seem characteristic of the era not just in England.

The book describes William's background and some of his actions as ruler. The famed Domesday Book is discussed in its origins and purpose. Overall the book is a concise narrative, a good review of the events and some of the people.
Sha
"Campaigns of the Norman Conquest" by Matthew Bennett is one of the best Osprey Essential History titles ever published, one that will be of interest not only to students of military history but to general audiences of all ages.

Bennett does a great job clearly explaining the structure of the campaign, and Osprey provides an excellent collection of maps, photos and illustrations.

The book also includes an insightful, frame-by-frame (yard-by-yard?) analysis of the Bayeux Tapestry that is particuarly well-done.

"Campaigns of the Norman Conquest" makes long-ago history accessible and understandable. Recommended.
BOND
This is a short history of the Norman Conquest and the war between England and France which followed. This is a great book to read and then to keep close at hand as a reference book, when reading other materials on the Norman Conquest and of King William I.
Dawncrusher
This book is a short, crisp summary of the events leading up to the Norman Conquest and the campaigns King William had to undertake to hold onto England.

The book is written in roughly chronological order starting with the bid for the English crown. The invasion and Battle of Hastings are given a brief treatment. This is followed by the various campaigns from 1066 until 1080. The last chapter covers the changes the Norman Conquest brought to England. Interspersed are short biographies of interesting people surrounding the campaigns.

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