The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers William of Poitiers

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Published: March 5th 1998

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248 pages


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The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers  by  William of Poitiers

The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers by William of Poitiers
March 5th 1998 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 248 pages | ISBN: | 6.61 Mb

William of Poitiers became a chaplain in the household of William the Conqueror, and was able to give a first-hand account of the events of 1066-7. The Gesta Guillelmi, his unfinished biography of the king, is particularly important for its detailedMoreWilliam of Poitiers became a chaplain in the household of William the Conqueror, and was able to give a first-hand account of the events of 1066-7. The Gesta Guillelmi, his unfinished biography of the king, is particularly important for its detailed description of Williams campaigns in Normandy, the careful preparations he made for the invasion of England, the battle of Hastings, and the establishment of Norman power after the Conquest.

It is a mine of information of military tactics and the conduct of war in the eleventh century. Though written from the point of view of the Norman court, it gives what is probably the most authentic account of these momentous events. This edition, by the late R. H. C. Davis and Marjorie Chibnall, with facing-page English translation of the Latin text, provides the first complete English translation, as well as a full historical introduction and detailed notes.



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