From when the days were filled with knights
Conquest by Stewart Binns My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is probably going to be seen as a guilty pleasure and I have glanced at reviews which would suggest it is quite possibly not all that cool to say (a bit like admitting to thinking The Da Vinci Code was one hell of a … Continue reading Review: Conquest
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
I just read the best book of the year.
Hereward: End Of Days by James Wilde My rating: 5 of 5 stars Don't you just love it when things come together? I go on holiday to the UK and pick up Hereward The End of Days. Amongst other places, we visit friends who live in Ely. On my birthday, the 7th of August, unfortunately … Continue reading Review: Hereward: End Of Days
The best book since 1066.
Well written colourful story set earlier in the 11th century, before the Norman's came over and ruined everything
The great, not wake
Amazing. Huge publishing House (that I've even heard of) sends me a pre-release, review copy of a book I would have bought anyway.
My version: HardbackGenre: Historical Fiction, 11th Century, Norman conquestPublisher: Little Brown Book GroupFirst published: 2012ISBN: 9781847444974Pages: 672Bought From the cover:1072 AD. The Normans have captured England. The Turks have captured a Norman knight. And in order to free him, a Frank warrior named Vallon must capture four rare hawks. As they track their quarry to the far … Continue reading Review: Hawk Quest – Robert Lyndon