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Publisher's Summary

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. During the year 1066, England had three different kings and fought three huge battles in defence of the realm, including the bloody Battle of Hastings. The result was the Norman Conquest which defined England during the Middle Ages.
1066 in an Hour will guide you through the politics and personalities of the Norman invasion. It will help you understand why William the Conqueror was victorious and introduce you to the new king and subsequent ancestor to the Plantagenets and Tudors.
©2013 Kaye Jones (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

"If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past." (Dominic Sandbrook)
"The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History in an Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age." (Andrew Roberts, Bookseller)
"This is genius." ( MacWorld.com)
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By NoDumbName on 09-27-14

don't bother

Usually this series, history in an Hour, is very good. This time, however, the content was a
disappointment.
The narrator, Jonathan Keeble, is (as usual) excellent.
May I make a suggestion? Get the "1066: The Year That Changed Everything" instead. Much, much better.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Me & My Girls on 09-06-14

New Narrator Needed

I purchased this hoping to understand the significance and back story of 1066 and the battle of Hastings. Unfortunately I found the reader's voice so grating and irritating i didn't make it through forty five minutes. Purchase at your peril.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Salter on 05-04-17

Excellent overview

A fantastic overview of the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings, and what transpired as a result.
Fascinating insight into the relationship between Harold and William, and the historic pact between them.
Thoroughly recommend the History in an Hour series.

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5 out of 5 stars
By BillSipher on 11-21-15

1066, the year of three kings...

1066: History in an Hour has really summed up one of Britain's most historic years.
In a Hour you could learn anything you may be asked about this year.

Events Learned:

5th January: King Edward the Confessor dies, without children.
6th January: Harold Godwinson becomes King of England.

And that was only the start, but instead of going to the shops and getting a book that may take you the rest of the day to read, just get this book, turn the sound up and sit down with a cup of tea in the comfort of your own home, and in a hour time you will know 1066 like the back of your hand.

I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in history and conquest.

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