Harold and William: The Battle for England, 1064-1066

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Tempus, 2003 - History - 256 pages
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A dramatic reconstruction of the story of two rivals—Harold Godwinson (c.1022–1066), Earl of Wessex, and William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy (1027–1087)—in their bitter and bloody battle for the crown and the destiny of England.

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User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

The history snob in me wasn't crazy about the author's speculations, but dang, this is a good story. Read full review

Review: Harold and William: The Battle for England, AD 1064-1066

User Review  - Sphinxygold - Goodreads

it was more enjoyable to read than most nonfiction, because it was written like a fictional narrative, but me and mr. Patterson seem to stand on opposite sides of every conjecture and historical ambiguity. Read full review

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\Benton Rain patterson is a professor of of journalism at the University of Florida and former staff member of  The New York Times Magazine.

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