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William the Conqueror : the Norman impact upon England

Author: David Charles Douglas
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1964.
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This book analyzes the causes and the true character if the Norman impact upon England in the eleventh century. The work is both a study of Anglo-Norman history and a biography of a man whose personal career was spectacular, and as reviewers have remarked, it is distinguished by a wealth of scholarship linked to a lucid and agreeable style.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William, King of England; König I ) Wilhelm (England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Charles Douglas
ISBN: 0520003489 9780520003484 0520003500 9780520003507
OCLC Number: 399137
Description: xii, 476 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I. Birth and inheritance --Accession and minority (1035-1047) --The war for survival (1047-1060) --Part II. The Duke and the new aristocracy --The ecclesiastical revival --The rule of Duke William --Part III. Normandy and England (1035-1065) --The conquest of England (January 1066-March 1067) --The defence of the Anglo-Norman Kingdom (March 1067-November 1085) --Part IV. Willelmus Rex --The feudal polity --The royal administration --The king in the church --The end of the reign (Christmas 1085-9 September 1087).
Responsibility: David C. Douglas.

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This book analyzes the causes and the true character if the Norman impact upon England in the eleventh century. The work is both a study of Anglo-Norman history and a biography of a man whose personal career was spectacular, and as reviewers have remarked, it is distinguished by a wealth of scholarship linked to a lucid and agreeable style.

Both a study of Anglo-Norman history based upon long and detailed research and also the biography of a man whose personal career was spectacular.

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