Note: The Norman Invasion of 1066

By NAM Rodger, published November 1994


An observation on the nature of eleventh century warfare and armed forces, this explains the amphibious nature of the King’s thegns, the national fyrd and the mercenary force of here. The conclusion is that the outcome of the invasion was the result of a desperate and close-fought battle, not faulty strategy.

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Filed under: Early Middle Ages | English Channel
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

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