Harold and William by Benton Patterson
The Battle for England, A.D. 1064-1066

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The fundamental event in British history is the Norman Conquest, when William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold, Earl of Wessex, and took over England. In Harold and William, historian Patterson presents an evenhanded look at the relationship between the two leaders. Patterson presents the Conquest, and the years leading up to it, from both the Norman and the Saxon points of view. He also assess the skills of both-as rulers and as warriors-and offers a new look at the still-debated politics of succession in which both men claimed to be rightful heirs to Edward the Confessor's throne. According to Patterson, one man was the rightful heir, and the other was the better choice.

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Benton Rain Patterson was formerly an associate editor of "The Saturday Evening Post," an articles editor for "The New York Times Magazine," editor of "Dominion" magazine and managing editor of "Guideposts" magazine. He is emeritus associate professor of journalism at the University of Florida in Gainesville and author of the book "Write to Be Read," Coleman E.P. Patterson is associate dean of the Kelley College of Business and associate professor of management at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas
Published September 12, 2001 by Cooper Square Press. 256 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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The most famous year in English history, 1066 witnessed the epic confrontation between William, Duke of Normandy, and King Harold, who, killed by the invading Normans during the Battle of Hastings, would be the last Anglo-Saxon ruler of England.

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