Reading ➷ 1066: The Year of the Conquest Author David Howarth –

1066: The Year of the Conquest Alternate Cover For ISBN ISBN Everyone Knows As The Date Of The Norman Invasion And Conquest Of England But How Many Of Us Can Place That Event In The Context Of The Entire Dramatic Year In Which It Took Place From The Death Of Edward The Confessor In Early January To The Christmas Coronation Of Duke William Of Normandy, There Is An Almost Uncanny Symmetry, As Well As A Relentlessly Exciting Surge, Of Events Leading To And From Hastings

10 thoughts on “1066: The Year of the Conquest

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    The last time En

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    David Howarth is ano

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    The year 1066 is so impo

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    The Great Man interpretation

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    This book isstorytelling and con

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    I loved this book David Howarth writes i

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    THE YEAR OF THE CONQUEST is one of the most engr

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About the Author: David Howarth

David Armine Howarth 1912 1991 was a British historian and author After graduating from Cambridge University, he was a radio war correspondent for BBC at the start of the Second World War, joining the Navy after the fall of France He rose to the rank of lieutenant commander and spent four yeas in the Shetland Islands, becoming second in command of the Shetland Naval base He was involved in the Special Operations Executive SOE , including the Shetland Bus, an SOE operation manned by Norwegians running a clandestine route between Shetland and Norway, which utilized fishing boats with crews of Norwegian volunteers to land agents and arms in occupied Norway For his contributions to espionage operations against the German occupation of Norway, he received King Haakon VII s Cross of Liberty The King also made Howarth a Chevalier First Class of the Order of St Olav After the War he designed and built boats before turning to writing full time He wrote an account of the Shetland Bus operation, as well as many other books of history, bringing to his many of his books an immense practical knowledge of ships and the sea.David Howarth died in 1991 At his request, his ashes were scattered over the waters of Lunna Voe, Shetland, near Lunna House, the first base of the Shetland Bus operation.