A Guide to the Battles and the Campaigns

Michael Livingston, Kelly DeVries

The Battle of Hastings, fought on 14 October 1066, changed the course of English history.
Date Published :
January 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
Over 130 color illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526751973

Dimensions : 7.6 X 5.6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 224
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Authoritative, highly illustrated history and guide to the Battle of Hastings in 1066 written by two leading medieval military historians. This is essential reading and reference for anyone interested in the battle and the Norman Conquest.

The Battle of Hastings, fought on 14 October 1066, changed the course of English history. This most famous moment of the Norman Conquest was recorded in graphic detail in the threads of the Bayeux Tapestry, providing a priceless glimpse into a brutal conflict.

In this fresh look at the battle and its surrounding campaigns, leading medieval military historians Michael Livingston and Kelly DeVries combine the imagery of the tapestry with the latest modern investigative research to reveal the story of Hastings as it has never been told and guide visitors around the battlefield today.

This absorbing new account of the battle will be fascinating reading for anyone keen to find out what really happened in 1066: the journeys by which Harold Godwinson and William of Normandy came to the battlefield, and the latest reconstructions of the course of the fighting on that momentous day. It is also a practical, easy-to-use guide for visitors to the sites associated with the conquest as well as the Hastings battlefield itself.

About The Author

Michael Livingston is Professor of English at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and author of scholarly books including Siege of Jerusalem, Owain Glyndwr: A Casebook and The Battle of Brunanburh: A Casebook. He is also a historical novelist.

Kelly DeVries is Professor of History at Loyola College, Baltimore, USA.


“The writing is concise, with many side bars to identify people, explain technical terms, and so forth, and each chapter ends with a recommended tour route. A very good book for anyone who knows little about the conquest, and one which even those well up on the subject may find interesting.”

- The NYMAS Review

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