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The Conqueror: A Novel of William the Conqueror, the Bastard Son Who Overpowered a Kingdom and the Woman Who Melted His Heart

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The stirring history of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, who invaded England and became the King. His victory, concluded at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, is known as the Norman Conquest. William was an illegitimate child of a nobleman, who won his dukedom through force of will, and went on to bring European feudalism to England, along with a program of building and fortification that included the building of the Tower of London. The historical novel includes Heyer's brilliant period language and her perfect grasp of the details of the day-clothing, armor, weapons, and food-making for a fascinating and blood-stirring read. Also, as one would expect from the Queen of Regency romance, the story shows how William conquered his Queen, the imperious Matilda of Flanders, who initially spurned his base blood but was eventually won over. "Perfect craftsmanship." -The New York Times Book Review "Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to." -Katie Fforde "My favourite historical novelist." -Margaret Drabble
Product Details

Author: Georgette Heyer

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Release Date: 2008-09-01

Pages: 480

ISBN: 1402213557

ISBN13: 9781402213557