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On Christmas Day 1066, William, duke of Normandy was crowned in Westminster, the first Norman king of England It was a disaster soldiers outside, thinking shouts of acclamation were treachery, torched the surrounding buildings To later chroniclers, it was an omen of the catastrophes to come During the reign of William the Conqueror, England experienced greater andseismic change than at any point before or since When, towards the end of his reign, William undertook a great survey of hi On Christmas Day 1066, William, duke of Normandy was crowned in Westminster, the first Norman king of England It was a disaster soldiers outside, thinking shouts of acclamation were treachery, torched the surrounding buildings To later chroniclers, it was an omen of the catastrophes to come During the reign of William the Conqueror, England experienced greater andseismic change than at any point before or since When, towards the end of his reign, William undertook a great survey of his new lands, his subjects compared it to the last judgement of God, the Domesday Book England had been transformed forever.With William I I have finally returned to the informative, delightful series that is the Penguin Monarchs, having neglected it for far too long My joy increased further at the next one being William I and being written by Marc Morris, I always enjoy his books This was no different, we have an informative, insightful look into William I, his early life, how he came to rule and his reign Of course I read it quickly but they are short snippets and I enjoyed every page.My one critique is there is perhaps too much in this William I has a lot to him, Morris touches on a lot of key areas of his life but they are just mentioned due to the nature of this being a short book Once we see the beginning of his reign, we almost skip to the end which I did feel was a shame Do not get me wrong, Morris has done a great job at providing a timeline for William I and as I have said the key events, however someone with a lot to their life does not fit such a short book Putting a positive spin on this, it does mean that I am eager to find another,detailed book on William I which can only be a good thing I adored this read for providing a snapshot into the life of William I I am such a big fan of the Penguin Monarchs series, the way they are approachable, informative and enjoyable all in one package This is another sublimely written book and I look forward to the next in the list (((Free Book))) ↾ William I: England's Conqueror ⇕ On Christmas Day , William duke of Normandy was crowned in Westminster, the first Norman king of England The ceremony was a disaster Norman soldiers, mishearing English shouts of acclamation as treachery, torched and looted the surrounding buildings To chroniclers who wrote with the benefit of hindsight, it was an omen of catastrophes to come During the reign of William the Conqueror, England experienced greater and seismic change than ever before or since The old ruling elites were swept away, while rebellion was met with overwhelming force, laying waste huge swathes of the country Society was reordered, hundreds of castles constructed across the kingdom and every major abbey and cathedral torn down and rebuilt The map of England itself was redrawn, giving greater power than ever before to the king Towards the end of his reign, when William attempted to assess the scale of this transformation by launching a great survey, his subjects compared it to the last judgement of God the Domesday Book 3.5 starsA very interesting and thoughtful insight to the life and reign of William the Conqueror I hardly knew anything about the king, or the time period, so I went into this completely blind and found myself very much enlightened by the end I m eager to explore somenon fiction about this time, as well as William himself.I honestly could not recommend this Penguin Monarchs enough they re give a brief overview of all the reigning monarchs in England since the very beginning up to ou 3.5 starsA very interesting and thoughtful insight to the life and reign of William the Conqueror I hardly knew anything about the king, or the time period, so I went into this completely blind and found myself very much enlightened by the end I m eager to explore somenon fiction about this time, as well as William himself.I honestly could not recommend this Penguin Monarchs enough they re give a brief overview of all the reigning monarchs in England since the very beginning up to our current queen They re not too demanding, but they also teach you a lot about the period Honestly, they re great, especially as an introduction to a certain period person I really enjoyed this book William I is a King that many of us have heard of but maybe we do not completely understand the impact that he had on this country He isthan 1066 and all that This series of Penguin Monarchs is a really good way to develop your knowledge of the Kings and Queens of England Looking forward to building up my collection. As usual for Morris the standard of both the prose and historical content is high I much enjoyed the format of this book, and it bodes well for the rest of the series A punchy and concise account of the reign of William I, with enough additional Anglo Saxon and Continental context to help the reader gain a firm understanding of the Conqueror s remarkable gambit. Was intrigued to find outabout the Normans after a BBC4 Doc on Castles This was very good, I learnt a lot, I felt the middle section to be a bit dry although this was to do with the massive bookending events in Williams life rather than due to writing I look forward to readingof these little books and maybe getting something a bitsubstantial on 1066 now my appetite has been whetted. Concise and readable This is a short account of William s life It s shortness makes it accessible but it retains useful discussions of key issues An excellent starting point for anyone who wants to knowabout William. 3 1 2 Stars Brief, but good biography of William I Morris writes in an entertaining style and doesn t let it get too boring or bogged down in too many details. 3.5 Wonderful with just enough speculation to make it sound fresh.