1066: The Year of the Three Battles

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If ever there was a year of destiny for the British Isles, 1066 must have a strong claim. King Harold faced invasion not just from William and the Normans across the English Channel but from the Dane, King Harald Hardrada. Before he faced the Normans at Hastings in October, he had defeated the Danes at York and Stamford Bridge in September. In this superbly researched study, Frank McLynn overturns long-accepted myths, showing how Williams victory at the Battle of Hastings was not, in fact, a certainty, and arguing that Harald Hardrada was actually the greatest warrior of the three. This is a masterly study, and reveals the truth to be more interesting than the myths surrounding this pivotal year in history.

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Frank McLynn is Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University and the author of Carl Gustav Jung and the prize-winning The Jacobite Army in England.

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"A splendid book... fascinatingly rich and thorough." -- Julian Rathbone * Independent on Sunday * "An exciting story well told... A most lively and rewarding book." -- Jeremy Black * Literary Review * "One of our most readable historians" * Daily Express * "McLynn is an astonishingly prolific historian. His books are always elegantly written, highly opinionated and enormously enjoyable" * Sunday Times * "Has anybody done more - done as much - as Frank McLynn in writing intelligent, combative, thoroughly researched and thoroughly readable history?" * Independent *

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