The Middle Ages / Edition 1

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Overview


This volume opens with the Norman conquest, William I's bold incursion in 1066 that propelled a new dynasty to the throne of England, and covers three centuries of drama, intrigue, loyalty, betrayal, courage, cowardice, and crime.

About the series A Royal History of England:

From the beginning of monarchical power in Norman times to the present queen, the British royal family has experienced many scandals, triumphs, and changes in public image, but few of their reigns can be described as uneventful. With contributions by specialist authors and contemporary illustrations of royal heraldry and coats of arms, Antonia Fraser has edited a definitive and entertaining history of one of the most powerful monarchies in the world.

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Library Journal
This five-volume series covers several centuries of English history, from the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the death of Princess Diana, the fire that decimated Windsor Castle, and the Queen Mother's 99th birthday in 1999. Each volume offers loads of illustrations, both artworks and photos, as well as informative though not overly detailed text. Better for casual readers and students through high school. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520227996
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 11/29/2000
  • Series: A Royal History of England Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Antonia Fraser is editor of the best-selling updated edition of The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England (California, 1999), as well as several other best-selling histories including The Gunpowder Plot. Text by John Gillingham and Peter Earle.
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