The Normans: From Raiders to Kings

The Normans: From Raiders to Kings

Lars Brownworth


"Lars Brownworth’s The Normans is sort of a gallop in the course of the heart a while on a quick warhorse. it's infrequent to discover an writer who takes on a subject matter so wide and so complicated, whereas providing a publication that's either fast paced and readable."
Bill Yenne, writer of Julius Caesar: classes in management from the good Conqueror; Hap Arnold: the overall Who Invented the USAF; The White Rose of Stalingrad; and Sitting Bull

"An evocative trip throughout the vibrant and hazardous global of early medieval Europe" *
Jonathan Harris, writer of Byzantium and the Crusades*

There is far extra to the Norman tale than the conflict of Hastings. those descendants of the Vikings who settled in France, England, and Italy - yet weren't strictly French, English, or Italian - performed a wide position in growing the fashionable global. They have been the good fortune tale of the center a while; a footloose band of person adventurers who reworked the face of medieval Europe. through the process centuries they introduced a chain of impressive conquests, carving out kingdoms from the North Sea to the North African coast.

In The Normans, writer Lars Brownworth follows their tale, from the 1st surprise of a Viking raid on an Irish monastery to the exile of the final Norman Prince of Antioch. within the procedure he brings to bright lifestyles the Norman tapestry’s wealthy forged of characters: figures like Rollo the Walker, William Iron-Arm, Tancred the Monkey King, and Robert Guiscard. It provides a desirable glimpse of a time whilst a gaggle of stressed adventurers had the realm at their fingertips.

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