Battle of Hastings

Overview

On October 14, 1066, a battle took place in England that would dictate the course of history for the island nation for centuries to come. Soldiers from the army of Duke William of Normandy fought against those of the English king, Harold Godwinson. At stake was the throne of England. The battle took all day. Swords clanged, axes chopped, and arrows flew from both sides. In the end, the battle turned on the random flight of a single arrow. Find out what inventions and strategies determined which army prevailed or ...

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Overview

On October 14, 1066, a battle took place in England that would dictate the course of history for the island nation for centuries to come. Soldiers from the army of Duke William of Normandy fought against those of the English king, Harold Godwinson. At stake was the throne of England. The battle took all day. Swords clanged, axes chopped, and arrows flew from both sides. In the end, the battle turned on the random flight of a single arrow. Find out what inventions and strategies determined which army prevailed or perished in this incredible true story of the Battle of Hastings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612280752
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Series: Technologies and Strategies in Battle Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One

The Arrow That Changed History 4

FYI: The Danish Battle-Ax 9

Chapter Two

The Armies and Their Weapons 10

FYI: England in 1066 19

Chapter Three

The Fight for Kingship 20

FYI: The Last Viking Ruler 27

Chapter Four

The Battle 28

FYI: The Bayeux Tapestry 33

Chapter Five

The King Is Dead 34

FYI: After Hastings 40

Chapter Notes 42

Chronology of the Battle of Hastings 43

History and Technology Timeline 44

Further Reading 45

Works Consulted 45

Books 46

On the Internet 46

Glossary 47

Index 48

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