The Year That Changed Everything
eAudio - unabridged
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Product Number: Z100016893
Released: Oct 14, 2015
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ISBN: #9781682764824
Narrator/s: Jennifer Paxton
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With this exciting and historically rich six-lecture course, experience for yourself the drama of this dynamic year in medieval history, centered on the landmark Norman Conquest. Taking you from the shores of Scandinavia and France to the battlefields of the English countryside, these lectures will plunge you into a world of fierce Viking warriors, powerful noble families, politically charged marriages, tense succession crises, epic military invasions, and much more. Your journey starts in the 10th and early 11th centuries, when power in England and Normandy was very much up for grabs - and when the small island nation was under continuous assault from Viking forces. Professor Paxton helps you gain a solid grasp of the complex political alliances and shifting relationships between figures such as Emma of Normandy, Cnut, and Edward the Confessor. She also recounts for you the two seminal battles that pitted England against the Scandinavians and the Normans: the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the Battle of Hastings. Throughout the lectures, Dr. Paxton opens your eyes to continued debates and controversies over this year and offers her own take on the Norman Conquest's enduring legacy and the fascinating results of this epic clash. By exploring the year 1066 - what led up to it, what happened during that fateful year, and what changed as a result - you'll gain a sharper perspective and a greater understanding of everything that would come afterward.

Author(s): Jennifer Paxton
Series: Great Courses
Genre: History


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Product Number: BX00066719
Product Number:GC0005
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Author(s): Jennifer Paxton
Narrator(s): Jennifer Paxton
Genre: History
Product Number GC0005
Released: Jan 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470381875

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