1066 and Rather More

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Frances Lincoln Limited, Sep 1, 2009 - Great Britain - 239 pages
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Huon Mallalieu retraces the footsteps of Harold Godwinson's English army in autumn 1066 as they raced from their crushing defeat of the invading Norwegian army at Stanford Bridge in Yorkshire to the fateful encounter with William's Norman army at Hastings in Sussex – a distance of over 250 miles which was covered in less than two weeks by exhausted, often wounded, heavily armed men. The rhythm of the walk and the sights along the way prompt thoughts on history, England and Englishness.

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User Review  - tnilsson - LibraryThing

A very pleasant walk though history indeed; with a genial guide. The book is sprinkled with interesting historical notes, though I do wish it included more contemporaneous quotes, more detailed maps ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Huon Mallalieu compiled The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists and 'Antiques Roadshow' A-Z of Antiques Hunting, and wrote Understanding Watercolours. He issaleroom writer for Country Life and a contributor to The Times.

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