In 1066 the English were conquered by the infamous invader, William the Conqueror. However, this is not the whole story. The English did not roll over and die before their suppressorsafar from it. Peter Rex brings to life the resistance, from those who allied themselves with the new regime to those who went aundergrounda to subvert it such as Hereward the Wake and Edric the Wild. Rex examines Williamas pacification attempts, alongside his notorious aharryinga of the north.GOVERNMENT BY PUNITIVE EXPEDITION William did not make the mistake a lesser commander might have made. He left his local commanders in the affected areas to deal with their own problems and concentrated on preventing the Danes from ... Trent and the Aire, where removal of the only bridge delayed him for three weeks until a ford was found, enabling him to reach York. ... He allowed the Danes limited foraging for supplies and even promised to send them some himself.
|Title||:||The English Resistance|
|Publisher||:||Tempus Pub Limited - 2006|