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William IOn Christmas Day 1066 William duke of Normandy was crowned in Westminster the first Norman king of England The ceremony was a disaster Norman soldiers mishearing English shouts of acclamation as treachery torched and looted the surrounding buildings To chroniclers who wrote with the benefit of hindsight it was an omen of catastrop. This was definitely enjoyable I really liked how it laid out the context for William's invasion of England before getting there and then what happened It was enjoyable and despite knowing the history pretty well it was still informative Great for a beginner

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Summary William I 107 ✓ On Christmas Day 1066 William duke of Normandy was crowned in Westminster the first Norman king of England The ceremony was a disaster Norman soldiers mishearing English shouts of acclamation as treachery torched and looted the surrounding buildings To chroniclers who wrote with the benefit of hindsight it was an omen of catastrophes to come DEry major abbey and cathedral torn down and rebuilt The map of England itself was redrawn giving greater power than ever before to the king Towards the end of his reign when William attempted to assess the scale of this transformation by launching a great survey his subjects compared it to the last judgement of God the Domesday Bo. Every September our Year 7 students start their secondary journey through history with the story of the impact of the Norman invasion We are limited to one seventy five lesson a week and only get six of these to cover such a significant event in British history so I chose to spend some of my summer deepening my understanding of this period Marc Morris is one of my favourite historians he not only tells an engaging story but he is accessible enough for me to take sections to use with students in the classroom and even recommended it to my budding historians Before this book I was firmly anti William how could anyone overlook his actions in the north Every year we vote as a class for the claimant we think should have had the throne and every year I vote for Harold Godwineson This book gave me a better understanding of the people behind the events of the period and I think I will find voting much difficult this time aroundI am definitely going to treat myself to the whole of the Penguin Monarch series

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Hes to come During the reign of William the Conueror England experienced greater and seismic change than ever before or since The old ruling elites were swept away while rebellion was met with overwhelming force laying waste huge swathes of the country Society was reordered hundreds of castles constructed across the kingdom and ev. As usual for Morris the standard of both the prose and historical content is high I much enjoyed the format of this book and it bodes well for the rest of the series A punchy and concise account of the reign of William I with enough additional Anglo Saxon and Continental context to help the reader gain a firm understanding of the Conueror's remarkable gambit