The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer

The ConquerorThe Conqueror by Georgette Heyer

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Just arrived from Australia through BM.

I have no idea what Georgette Heyer had in her mind while writing this book.

In my opinion, the plot is totally disconnected, there is a lack of link relating the main charters as well as the corresponding historical facts.

Undoubtedly there are much better books describing the Battle of Hastings.

Certainly this subject deserves better readings and some interesting research at Wikipedia and The Battle of Hastings-1066 which includes facts and full story.

Some interesting book have been recommended at Historical Fiction Online, such as:

The Hollow Crown and Harold the King, by Hellen Hollicks

Peaceweaverby Judith Arnopp

Golden Warrior by Hope Muntz

Firedrake by Cecelia Holland

Fourteenth of October and This January Tale by Bryher

Lord of Sunset by Parke Godwin

William the Conqueror by John Wingate

Jackals in Iron by Merlin Douglas Larsen

The Conquest and The Winter Mantle by Elizabeth Chadwick

Needle in the Blood by Sarah Bower

The Last English King by Julian Rathbone

Housecarlby Laurence Brown

The Gift and the Promise by Sarah Pernell

Another interesting books should be also mentioned:

Gildenford by Valerie Anand

Warriors of the Dragon Gold by Ray Bryant

Jorvik by Sheelagh Kelly

There is a movie coming up about this famous battle: 1066

A TV Series was also made in 2009: 1066 The Battle For Middle Earth.


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