5.0 out of 5 stars The Norman Conquest Brought to Life 6 Mar 2012
I really loved this book. I have always been fascinated with this time period in English history. As an American with English ancestors, I try to imagine what the events of 1066 would have felt like to the people who survived them. This book ranks with Valerie Anand's Gildenford trilogy as a magnificent depiction of those events and the feeling of being a conquered people. I was especially intrigued by the description of the Harrying of the North, such a cruel, calculated genocide is almost beyond imagining. I know such tragedies have occurred in modern times, but William's ruthless organization and execution of his plan was singular.

I can only urge you to read this book and discover the story for yourself. I so wish that Ms. Pernell would write more - she is an excellent storyteller.