William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England

William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England By David C. Douglas, William the Conqueror The Norman Impact Upon England In William the Conqueror Professor Douglas analyzes the causes and the true character of the Norman impact upon England in the eleventh century The work is both a study of Anglo Norman history and a
  • Title: William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England
  • Author: David C. Douglas
  • ISBN: 9780520003507
  • Page: 316
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  • William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England By David C. Douglas, In William the Conqueror, Professor Douglas analyzes the causes and the true character of the Norman impact upon England in the eleventh century The work is both a study of Anglo Norman history and a biography of a man whose personal career was spectacular, and as reviewers have remarked, it is distinguished by a wealth of scholarship linked to a lucid and agreeable styleIn William the Conqueror, Professor Douglas analyzes the causes and the true character of the Norman impact upon England in the eleventh century The work is both a study of Anglo Norman history and a biography of a man whose personal career was spectacular, and as reviewers have remarked, it is distinguished by a wealth of scholarship linked to a lucid and agreeable style.
    William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England By David C. Douglas, William the Conqueror Children, Battle of Hastings Apr , The policies of William the Conqueror, king of England from until his death in , may be largely responsible for eventually making Britain the most powerful nation in Europe. William I Biography, Reign, Facts Britannica William I, duke of Normandy as William II from and king of England from , one of the greatest soldiers and rulers of the Middle Ages William made himself the mightiest noble in France and then as William the Conqueror changed the course of William the Conqueror Ancient History Encyclopedia Facts About William the Conqueror History Hit William the Conqueror invades England HISTORY Commanding Facts About William The Conqueror William the Conqueror Biography st Norman King of England Apr , William the Conqueror was born in in Falaise, Normandy It is believed that William s mother was one of the members of the Ducal household However, she never married Robert and instead became the wife of Herluin de Conteville Robert I became Duke on August , , after succeeding Richard III, his elder brother Rising to the Throne William the Conqueror Find A Grave Memorial British Monarch William I, the first Norman King of England, ascended to the throne in shortly after the death of his second cousin, Edward the Confessor Edward had no heir, but requested William to be his heir apparent to the throne William was the son of
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    1. David C. Douglas

      David Charles Douglas 1898 1982 , Fellow of the British Academy Specialist in Norman history.

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    1. Sure, it s like, forty years old, but it still sets the standard in William the Conqueror scholarship Here are answers, or at least well phrased hedges about the most important questions surrounding William s life and conquests Did William introduce feudalism to England or adapt existing social structures Was his victory in the Battle of Hastings attributable to the exhaustion of the English after fighting off the Norwegians or to William s superior conquest and so forth Douglas has read the p [...]


    2. William the ConquerorDavid C DouglasRead it in old yellowed hardcover, weighing in at 476 pages, including cited work, pedigrees, and maps.Third in line of the English Monarch Series.Getting through these, a little out of order though The idea this year is to read from William the Conqueror through to Richard the Lionhearted A little exercise, William I, William Rufus, Henry I, Henry II, Stephen I, and Richard I I ve gotten through William I and Henry I, four to go this year and I have been star [...]


    3. 14.85Before reading this book I had only heard of William the Conqueror and the year 1066, but after getting started in it, I was lost pretty much I had to set this aside because it is so dry and read William the Conqueror Makers of History by Jacob Abbott and then the Bayeux Tapestry by Bridgeford before I could come back to this book I m stumbling through it, but I m sorry to say that it is books like this that make people not like history It is a thoroughly researched book, and after reading [...]


    4. Academic biography While thorough in scholarship, the prose can be long and it is not written in a particularly flowing style Interesting subject, but not exactly a page turner.


    5. This is quite simply the greatest biography of the life of Duke William, a truly great warrior, statesman and utter bastard.


    6. William the Conqueror tells the story of the most unlikely of individuals who became one of the most powerful rulers in the eleventh century A.D William of Normandy was born in 1028, because his father Robert, the Duke of Normandy, had seduced a young woman named Herleve, the daughter of a local tanner As an illegitimate child, William had no legal claim to any inheritance Nevertheless, William would be made heir to one of the most powerful duchies in France Not only would he inherit Normandy bu [...]


    7. In this scholarly work, David C Douglas takes an exhaustive look at the life of Duke William II of Normandy The book is broken out into four parts The Young Duke, The Duke in His Duchy, The Establishment of the Anglo Norman Kingdom, and The King in His Kingdom.The first part tells of William s birth and inheritance, his accession to his position as duke, and his war for survival in his duchy From 1047 1060, William was in a constant state of warfare against those in and surrounding his duchy, in [...]


    8. I think that the one thing missing from this book William the Conqueror, written by David C Douglas, would be a true sense of William himself Yes, the battles tell us about how William performed under pressure William s birthright tells us about his background, even who William married gives us a bit to go on Despite putting these bits together, William s true self is illusive I suppose it is almost impossible to find Williams personal thoughts in written form And yet, there are accounts of him [...]


    9. I debated between three and four stars for some time and finally settled on four if only believed in half stars This book is incredibly well researched and detailed The author knows his material inside and out The unfortunate side effect is, for someone choosing this as their first text about William the Conquerer, it is simply too much detail Those just learning about him for the first time will be greatly overwhelmed and should start elsewhere for a foundation.That being said, for those who ha [...]


    10. WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, David C Douglas, 1964When I began reading books by Sharon K Penman, I realized I had forgotten all that I knew about William the Bastard The Conqueror The Norman and his conquest of England.I began this book in 2006, and I finished it a few days ago as bed time reading That s a long time to refuse to toss a boring book This book was written for the classroom, not casual reading In the near future, will begin re reading Ms Penman s books and I will have a better understandi [...]


    11. Textbook quality history by a man who lectures on this era Excellent and thorough research, thoughtfully constructed and written with great discipline and balance Great book, perhaps the best out there on the subject and full of insights and notes, but can be hard to get through at times I enjoyed the book and have great respect for it, but it is not one of my favorite histories.


    12. This book is extremely clear, detailed and documented history of William the Conqueror It tell of the invasion of England and his impact there as well as in Norman France One of the large points made is that few surnames of the men invading with William can be documented The number of surnames documented is probably less than fifty.


    13. Read this way back in my undergrad days Really comprehensive text on William and his conquest of England Not exactly fun reading, except for those of us that are Medieval History Geeks.


    14. honestly, i snoozed a bit through the parts in religion and governing but the parts on war were so riviting that my eyes were bugging out.



    15. A very solid account of the life and reign of William the Conqueror A very interesting and thoroughly researched read.


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