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Norman Stone Castles British Isles 1066-1216

by Christopher Gravett

Part of the Fortress Series

Norman Stone Castles British Isles 1066-1216 Synopsis

The Normans were some of the most feared warriors of the High Medieval period, descended from the Vikings who had settled in Northern France under their leader Rollo in or around 911: throughout the following centuries they built on their warlike reputation. This culminated in their conquest of England under Duke William I. This conquest was by no means assured even after the climactic victory of the battle of Hastings. In order to consolidate his position, William built a series of fortifications around the country. This book covers all these developments from the early days of William I through to the fortifications of Henry II, Richard I and John.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781841766027
Publication date: 22nd October 2003
Author: Christopher Gravett
Publisher: Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 64 pages
Categories: Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Warfare & defence, Castles & fortifications,

About Christopher Gravett

Christopher Gravett is Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and Film productions. His previous Osprey titles include Elite 17: 'Knights at Tournament', Warrior I: 'Norman Knight 950-1204 AD' and Campaign 13: 'Hastings 1066'. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specialises in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the ...

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