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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Excellent book. This is one of the most enjoyable history books I've read. It gives a great account of what led up to the Battle of Hastings and all the characters involved. I'd highly recommend it. 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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