1066: The Battle of Hastings

2017 Medieval Warfare Special Edition

Kelly DeVries

The 2017 special issue of Medieval Warfare takes a look at one of the most famous battles in the history of the British Isles: the Battle of Hastings.

Publication date:
November 2017
Publisher :
Karwansaray Publishers
Editor :
Peter Konieczy
Illustration :
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ISBN : 9789490258177

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• A collection of articles on the Battle of Hastings, written by some of the foremost experts in the field, including Kelly deVries

The 2017 special issue of Medieval Warfare takes a look at one of the most famous battles in the history of the British Isles. Our detailed analysis of the Battle of Hastings by expert writers and medievalists not only looks at the engagement itself, but examines the leaders, their armies, the immediate aftermath, and the broader effect on history and popular imagination. Articles in the 2017 Special include:

- Kelly DeVries, Two invasions, three battles, one throne - The contenders in 1066

- John Gillingham, The path for William, Duke of Normandy - The conqueror's apprenticeship

- Ad van Kempen, The path for Harold Godwinson - How do you become a king?

- Richard Abels, The men who fought with King Harold - The Anglo-Saxon military

- Megan Arnott, The path for Haraldr Hardrádi Sigurdarson - Hardrulers of the Vikings

- Danielle Turner, The Vikings' last stand in England - The Battles of Fulford and Stamford Bridge

- Ilana Krug, The logistics of the Norman Conquest - Crossing the Channel

- Kelly DeVries, A meeting of missles and sword-strokes - The Battle of Hastings

- Michael Livingston, The legend that just won't die - The arrow in King Harold's eye

- George Theotokis, Hastings versus Dyrrhachium - The myth of the "invincible" Norman cavalry charge

- Danièle Cybulskie, Great was the multitude of the slain - William I's subjugation of England

- Nick Arnold, Great was the multitude of the slain - The Battle of Northam

- Luke Foddy, The 950th anniversary of the battle - A return to Hastings

- Peter Konieczny, Harold lives! William kills his wife! The alternative histories of The Battle of Hastings

- Peter Konieczny, Learn more about the Norman Conquest - Further reading


An honest reflection of the widely differing analyses that can be drawn from the few - and probably biased - sources.
Miniature Wargames - Chris Jarvis

This is a magnificently illustrated account of the battle between William of Normandy and Harold Godwinson for the crown of England, a series of articles by renowned historians on various aspects of the battle and the events that led up to it, accompanied by fantastic coloured paintings that depict key moments from the battle. If only this type of publication had existed back in the 1950s when I was being taught history!
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