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1066: History in an Hour | [Kaye Jones]

1066: History in an Hour

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.
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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

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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    NoDumbName Hoboken, NJ United States 09-27-14
    NoDumbName Hoboken, NJ United States 09-27-14
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    Usually this series, history in an Hour, is very good. This time, however, the content was a
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    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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    rick 09-06-14
    rick 09-06-14 Member Since 2011

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    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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    jevene washington, DC, United States 10-30-13
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    Where does 1066: History in an Hour rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love these "History in an Hour" over-views of historical topics that I have either forgotten or never learned (did not go to a very good public school...). I will defer against comparing this against other audiobooks I have listened to, as it would be like comparing apples to oranges. However, in comparison to others in the same series, and I think this is one of the better "History in an Hour".The narration is good, easy to follow. I like Jonathan Keeble, his delivery is that of an avuncular professor who knows his subject well, so it flows naturally.


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