The defeat of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 remains one of the major landmarks in English history, heralding the establishment of the line of Norman kings and their Angevin successors that ruled the country for centuries to come. The pattern of conquest and settlement in England is well charted, but the Norman impact in Wales, Ireland and Scotland has generally been analysed within the limits of national history alone. In this overview of the Anglo-Norman period, David Walker examines Norman influences in all parts of the British Isles as a unified theme. The diversity of the Norman impact is explored in all its aspects, from the government of Church and state, and society at large, to military and ecclesiastical architecture. This book should be useful for students interested in the complex nature of Norman conquest and settlement in the British Isles.
Hardback, First Edition published in 1995 by Blackwell Publishers. Very good condition. Binding sound, pages clean and unmarked save for first free end page where there is the name and date of previous owner (January 1995), written neatly in top right hand corner. There may be some very slight fading to the top of the spine and slight wear to top corners of cover, otherwise book appears virtually as new. 178 pages, previous price sticker on back cover.