William the Conqueror

Bates, David (2016) William the Conqueror. The English Monarchs Series . Yale University Press, New Haven and London. ISBN 9780300118759

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Fifteen years in the making, a landmark reinterpretation of the life of a pivotal figure in British and European history. In this magisterial addition to the Yale English Monarchs series, David Bates combines biography and a multidisciplinary approach to examine the life of a major figure in British and European history. Using a framework derived from studies of early medieval kingship, he assesses each phase of William’s life to establish why so many trusted William to invade England in 1066 and the consequences of this on the history of the so-called Norman Conquest after the Battle of Hastings and for generations to come. A leading historian of the period, Bates is notable for having worked extensively in the archives of northern France and discovered many eleventh- and twelfth-century charters largely unnoticed by English-language scholars. Taking an innovative approach, he argues for a move away from old perceptions and controversies associated with William’s life and the Norman Conquest. This deeply researched volume is the scholarly biography for our generation.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: This book is based on a professional life-time's research in archives in Normandy and France. It has been supported by many institutions and grant-awarding organsiations, such as the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust
Uncontrolled Keywords: great britain,kings and rulers,william i,biography,normandy
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Medieval History
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2017 00:10
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 12:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62106

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