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.
Some interesting book have been recommended at Historical Fiction Online, such as:
Peaceweaverby Judith Arnopp
Golden Warrior by Hope Muntz
Firedrake by Cecelia Holland
Lord of Sunset by Parke Godwin
William the Conqueror by John Wingate
Jackals in Iron by Merlin Douglas Larsen
Needle in the Blood by Sarah Bower
The Last English King by Julian Rathbone
Housecarlby Laurence Brown
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.