Month: July 2023

Norman Castle in Bari

The Epic Norman Siege of Bari took place 1068–71, during the Middle Ages, when Norman forces laid siege to the city of Bari.

The Crusader Strategy Defending the Holy Land by Steve Tibble

The Crusader Strategy: Defending the Holy Land. A new look at the crusaders, which shows how they pursued long-term plans and clear strategic goals.

Medieval illumination depicting Kings Edmund Ironside (left) and Cnut (right), from the Chronica Majora written and illustrated by Matthew Paris.

Cnut the Great, a Norse ruler in the 11th century, established a vast North Sea empire, known for his wisdom and just rule, leaving a lasting Viking legacy.

How One Speech Started A Medieval Holy War

The Crusades : Debated motives—religious zeal or economic interests? Unveiling the complex blend of holy war and power politics.

Essex Dogs A Novel by Dan Jones

Essex Dogs: Ten men land on the beaches of Normandy. They call themselves the Essex Dogs.

The Greatest Knight The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones by Thomas Asbridge

The Greatest Knight: A captivating biography by Thomas Asbridge, unveiling the remarkable life of William Marshal, a forgotten hero of medieval England.

Tapisserie de Bayeux - Scène 51 (partielle) : la bataille d'Hastings, chevaliers et archers normands.

Battle of Hastings : A pivotal event in 1066, where William the Conqueror triumphed over King Harold, altering the course of English history.

Harold swearing oath on holy relics to William, Duke of Normandy

Harold II, also known as Harold Godwinson, was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.

The White Ship Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream by Charles Spencer

The White Ship reveals the disastrous shipwreck that shattered Henry I's dreams, plunging England into chaos and triggering a succession crisis.

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