1066: History in an Hour : History in an Hour

  • by Kaye Jones
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: History in an Hour
  • 0 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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

Most Helpful

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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- Me & My Girls

don't bother

Usually this series, history in an Hour, is very good. This time, however, the content was a
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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- NoDumbName

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited