If you buy all these, you'll be as poor as me. But happy. Though that generally doesn't wash with the bank man. Trust me, I've tried it.
The Last Viking by Berwick Coates My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the story of how you really want 1066 to finish. After this battle - stop. Harold and the English win the battle of Stamford Bridge, see off the last Viking challenge. Nothing else happens. Everyone lives happy ever after. If you’ve read anything about the 1066 … Continue reading Review: The Last Viking by Berwick Coates
I thought I'd actually wait until the year was over (2014, just in case you...) before putting my heads together and seeing what I'd read that was worthy of The Speesh Golden Bookmark* for best book/read I read in 2014. As usual, I don't seem to have read any of other places' 'Books of the Year.' Partly … Continue reading If it's 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!
The Last Conquest by Berwick Coates My rating: 4 of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable, maybe slightly alternative look at the possibilities surrounding the first couple of weeks of the Norman Conquest, leading up to and including the Battle of Hastings. It is a novel, so fiction, but thanks to the fiction and non-fiction reading … Continue reading Review: The Last Conquest
If Harold had read some of these books about the Battle of Hastings, he probably wouldn't have lost!