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Conquest Senlac Ridge, England William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy, defeats Harold Godwinson, King Harold II of England, in what will become known as the Battle of HastingsThe battle is hard fought and bloody, the lives of thousands have been spent, including that of King Harold But England will not be conquered easily, the Anglo Saxons will not submit meekly to Norman ruleAlthough his heroic deeds will nearly be lost to legend, one man unites the resistance His name is Hereward of Bourne, the champion of the English His honour, bravery and skill at arms will change the future of England His is the legacy of the noble outlawThis is his story


About the Author: Stewart Binns

Stewart Binns began his professional life as an academic He then pursued several adventures, including a stint at the BBC, before settling into a career as a schoolteacher, specializing in history Later in life, a lucky break took him back to the BBC, which was the beginning of a successful career in television He has won a BAFTA, a Grierson, an RTS and a Peabody for his documentaries Stewart s passion is English history, especially its origins and folklore Conquest is his first novel.



10 thoughts on “Conquest

  1. says:

    Absolutely dreadful I know it is about the Dark Ages just but it s simply fantasy Please be honest, as an author, if you made it up No part of this struck me as historical, much seemed rather hysterical and not in the funny ha ha way If you enjoy the era covered don t read this it will just make you feel somewhere between angry and peevish


  2. says:

    This is probably going to be seen as a guilty pleasure and I have glanced at reviews which would suggest it is quite possibly not all that cool to say a bit like admitting to thinking The Da Vinci Code was one hell of a rollicking good and enjoyable read, which is was, you know it , but I thoroughly enjoyed this one Yes, I can see what is wrong with it


  3. says:

    This novel has a magnificent cover After that, it is a massive disappointment Historically little is known of the outlawed resistance leader Hereward and so there is a lot of latitude to develop his character We know that the man was aggressive enough in his youth to merit outlawry and exile from Anglo Saxon England and we know he returned as a man to lead a re


  4. says:

    It was ok I like, read and write historical text books and novels This book could not make up its mind what it was, and it takes a writerskilled than this to blend the two without losing the characterisation One thing I did learn from reading this was where that line was and I hope on re edit that I haven t done the same in my stuff and if I have, to sort it out This as


  5. says:

    It is 1066 and England is about to undergo the most cataclysmic change of history since the arrival of the Roman legions On one side, the last Saxon king Harold II On the other side, William Duke of Normandy, William the Bastard, William the Conqueror The story is recreated on the Bayeux Tapestry which despite being a pro English piece of propaganda, sites in a museum in Normand


  6. says:

    SPOILER FREE I virtually never leave reviews for books here, but in this case I feel I have to justify listing this one as read where in fact I slogged 100 pages in over a period of a few weeks of apathetic reading and then abandoned it on the train may it find a happier reader I have back buttoned on a few tremendously crappy stories before, but I think this might be the first case in w


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m going to break my unofficial golden rule of not reviewing a book before I ve read it all the way through as I m pretty confident that I ve got the measure of this read.This is the second interpretation of the legend of Hereward of Bourne aka Hereward The Wake that I ve come into contact with and to say it differs


  8. says:

    While I was reading this I was constantly telling myself to hold on that little bit further, just keep on going, it will pick up but it didn t The whole book felt very naive, at least that s how I would describe it Naive and simple I wanted to like this a lot simply because it was about a real life man Hereward who I had never heard of before and I wanted to know about him and his life I mean, it was as i


  9. says:

    Sadly this book has a lot of good plots and interesting characters Harold Godwinson, Harald Hardarada, William Duke of Normandy, El Sid andand covers many years worth of history from different countries that the author Stewart Binns really should have slowed the pace down, focused on a few key moments and maybe made this one book into a trilogy at least.The side effect of cramming so much into one set of book cove


  10. says:

    Set during an interesting period of English history, this book tells the tale of a character called Hereward of Bourne My main issue with the book is the shallow and featureless characters, in fact probably some of the worst characters I ve come across Despite the book covering a large time span, I never really feel like I got to know the characters, and found myself indifferent to their fate This isn t helped by the autho


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