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Over 130 colour illustrations 224The Battle of Hastings, fought on 14 October 1066, changed the course of English history. This most famous moment of the Norman Conquest was recorded in graphic detail in the threads of the Bayeux Tapestry, providing a priceless glimpse into a brutal conflict. In this fresh look at the battle and its surrounding campaigns, leading medieval military historians Michael Livingston and Kelly DeVries combine the imagery of the tapestry with the latest modern investigative research to reveal the story of Hastings as it has never been told and guide visitors around the battlefield today. This absorbing new account of the battle will be fascinating reading for anyone keen to find out what really happened in 1066: the journeys by which Harold Godwinson and William of Normandy came to the battlefield, and the latest reconstructions of the course of the fighting on that momentous day. It is also a practical, easy-to-use guide for visitors to the sites associated with the conquest as well as the Hastings battlefield itself. AUTHOR: Michael Livingston is Professor of English at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and author of scholarly books including Siege of Jerusalem, Owain Glyndwr: A Casebook and The Battle of Brunanburh: A Casebook. He is also a historical novelist. Kelly DeVries is Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland, an Honorary Consultant to the Royal Armouries, and author of many books on medieval military history including Medieval Military Technology, Infantry Warfare in the Early Fourteenth Century, and Joan of Arc: A Military Leader. Two of their previous collaborations have won Distinguished Book Awards from the Society for Military History: The Battle of Crecy: A Casebook (2017) and Medieval Warfare: A Reader (2020). 130 colour illustrations