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The Conqueror
The Conqueror
Author: Georgette Heyer
The day the beautiful Herleva gave birth to William, she dreamt that a tree sprang from her womb--a giant among trees, whose mighty branches overshadowed all of Nomandy and England. Barely grown to manhood, her half-noble bastard son forced the Norman lords to call him their Duke. Then William gathered his vassals to challenge the great Saxon wa...  more »
ISBN: 101650
Publication Date: 10/1966
Pages: 327
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Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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This is the first book I have read about William the Conqueror and I enjoyed it very much. I had a hard time putting it down for the last 100 pages and read until 2AM to finish it. I am not sure how I feel about the Duke of Normandy--he was certainly intellectual and strategic but also very self-centered. I am going to start on Plaidy's Norman trilogy to see what perspective she gives. I did fall in love with Raoul de Harcourt, William's "watcher" and close friend. I do recomment this book.


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