The Normans: Warrior Knights and their Castles

The Norman Knight was the most feared warrior during the 11th and 12th centuries in Western Europe Tales of their conquests spread throughout the known world as their military prowess resulted in the capture Sicily in 1060 and England in 1066 This beautifully illustrated book explores the world of the Normans and the life of a typical Norman knight Authors Chris GravettThe Norman Knight was the most feared warrior during the 11th and 12th centuries in Western Europe Tales of their conquests spread throughout the known world as their military prowess resulted in the capture Sicily in 1060 and England in 1066 This beautifully illustrated book explores the world of the Normans and the life of a typical Norman knight Authors Chris Gravett and David Nicolle discuss the spectacular castles that they erected to protect their lands, as well as the equipment , training, tactics and daily life of a typical Norman Knight.
The Normans Warrior Knights and their Castles The Norman Knight was the most feared warrior during the th and th centuries in Western Europe Tales of their conquests spread throughout the known world as their military prowess resulted in the

  • Title: The Normans: Warrior Knights and their Castles
  • Author: Christopher Gravett David Nicolle
  • ISBN: 9781846030888
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Normans: Warrior Knights and their Castles”

    1. I was drawn to this book at the library by it's colorful and plentiful illustrations and decided to give it a shot. I have done substantial reading on this period of history, including specific reading on the (relatively) short span of time covered in detail by the book. The books I have read in the past have varied from popular history to textbooks and theses. On the positive side, the book was full of interesting color photographs and diagrams. The book was also very thorough and covered a var [...]

    2. An interesting book of two halves comprising a well written and entertaining first part on Norman history followed by a second part which deals with the construction, defence and day to day life of Norman castles, providing stacks of detail on building methods and the defensive logic behind architectural features. Next time I visit a castle I will be better informed thanks to this book.

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