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This is a Folio Society book, in new condition, in its original slip case.

Introduction by Roy Strong. review:

"David C Douglas is one of those hard-nosed, dust-covered, meticulous, and magnificent English historians with the fortitude and knowledge to plumb countless ancient charters and other such arcana in pursuit of fact. His book on William is not a character study but a series of tautly-woven analyses of evidence. The problems and contradictions of these limited materials are discussed in the text, in the footnotes, in the copious appendices; and only once a myriad of possible readings of a given event has been mentioned (and referenced, should the reader wish to seek a contrary thesis) does Douglas offer his own view of the matter. This book is dense and laborious, but its interest is truth, understanding, and genuine illumination: it is not a flight of fancy but a History. People like this preserve the human past for the good of the human present and future. It is to the slow and patient scholar that we owe so much of what we actually know. The rest of Douglas' oeuvre is out of print. How sad this is for the state of our knowledge on these subjects! Read Howarth and other practitioners of "popular history," that lesser art, for enjoyment, or for an imaginative return to the sights and smells of a lost time. But buy and read this book, and those like it, to be elevated to a greater state of understanding. "William the Conqueror" is a masterpiece."

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Folio Society hardback 2004.

452 pages.

New condition.

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