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The Warlords: Rise of a Dynasty

This is the incredible true story of one of England's richest and most powerful families. In 1066, Anglo-Saxon Britain fell to the swords of the Normans, a French army descended from Vikings. My ancestor, William de Warenne, proved himself a valiant knight at the pivotal Battle of Hastings, and went on not only to become one of the highest ranking noblemen in King William the Conqueror's Norman forces, but also one of the wealthiest men in the world. Strangely, until now, the role of this warrior, and of his heirs, has remained shadowy, despite the important part that Warenne and his progeny were to play in the shaping of almost every aspect of the new Britain that was forged out of the old. This is a tale of greed, lust, ambition and treachery, interwoven with stunning battle sequences, all leading to a great dynasty's dissolution after nearly 300 years. This new non-fiction work by the author of 'By The Sword' will be of interest to anyone who is fascinated by the history of England in the Middle-Ages. Be sure to check out jppennyauthor.com. Reviews are appreciated.

  • Author: John-Philip Penny
  • Published: 2018-10-19 20:35:15
  • Words: 22884
The Warlords: Rise of a Dynasty The Warlords: Rise of a Dynasty