A short, straightforward historical narrative, moving through the fateful year of 1066 in England.
From the bookjacket: Drawing brilliantly on the wealth of contemporary sources, Howarth gives us memorable portraits of the leading characters and their motivations. At the same time, he makes us see the story from the common Englishman's point of view, telling us how he lived, worked, fought and died - and how he perceived from his isolated shire the overthrow of his world.
This book discusses the events leading up to the battle of 1066 and then the concequences that followed the battle. I am not a history buff but this book really kept me interested, definately not your typical history book.