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The Normans

Brian and Brenda Williams



ISBN: 9781841658483

Price: £6.00

Publication date: 6 December 2018

ISBN: 9781841658735

Price: £3.99

Publication date: 25 January 2019

Category: History

An illustrated guide to the Normans – the invaders of 1066 who changed English life forever

The 1066 Norman conquest of England, led by William, Duke of Normandy (“the Conqueror”), was the single greatest political change England has ever seen. The Normans brought with them a new culture, which included law, architectural style and methods, and leisure pursuits. The old aristocracy was stripped of their assets and denounced, and in its place a new French aristocracy began to run the country – even bringing their language with them. The guide examines the impact the new Norman rule had on the English way of life.

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Brenda Williams uses her experience in early years education to bring information alive for children and adults. Her interest in history, heritage, landscape and literature is reflected in the Pitkin titles she has written.

Brian Williams has wide experience in international publishing as writer, editor and consultant. He is a long-term Pitkin heritage author, with titles including several in the History of Britain series, military and politics.