Conquering England: The Battle of Hastings

Conquering England: The Battle of Hastings

by Barbara J. Davis
     
 

Discover the stories behind some of history's deadliest battles. Each book presents the basics of each event, including the forces engaged on each side, the weapons they used, and the aftermath of these epic clashes.  See more details below

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Discover the stories behind some of history's deadliest battles. Each book presents the basics of each event, including the forces engaged on each side, the weapons they used, and the aftermath of these epic clashes.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kip Wilson
One of titles in the "Bloodiest Battles" series produced by Capstone Press, this book engages readers with colorful drawings and maps. The layout draws in struggling readers by providing at least one large image per spread, and the book is clearly organized in basic chapters, which come directly to the point. Readers will learn about the circumstances in England at the time that led up to this bloody battle, the men who led their troops against one another to gain control of the English crown, and the new king of England who resulted from the battle. Facts about the number of men who fought on each side, along with descriptions of their hometown areas and the weapons they used, round out the details provided. Glossary terms appear in bold with definitions both on the specific page and in the back of the book for reference, and a helpful index appears in the back of the book. Overall, this book includes some great details about the Battle of Hastings and provides an idea of how this particular battle fit into the greater context of the transfer of power among kings in England. Reviewer: Kip Wilson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429619400
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Bloodiest Battles Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
982,569
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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