An Alternative History of Britain: Normans and Early Plantagenets


By: Timothy Venning
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Series: An Alternative History of Britain
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781783462711
Published: 26th February 2014
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

Current purchase price:
£19.99

An Alternative History of Britain: Normans and Early Plantagenets

Continuing his exploration of the pathways of British history, Timothy Venning examines the turning points of the period from the death of William I to the reign of Edward III and a little beyond. As always, he discusses the crucial junctions at which History could easily have taken a different turn and analyses the possible and likely results. While necessarily speculative to a degree, the scenarios are all highly plausible and rooted in a firm understanding of actually events and their context. In so doing, Timothy Venning gives the reader a clearer understanding of the factors at play and why things happened the way they did, as well as a tantalizing view of what might so easily have been different. 

Key scenarios discussed in this volume include: 

• The civil war of 1136-53, how either Stephen or Matilda might have won quick and decisive victory and the likely consequences.

• What if Richard the Lionheart had not gone on Crusade, leaving the inept John to rule in his place? Could the English (Angevin) Empire in France have been saved? What if that fatal crossbow bolt had missed Richard in 1199, sparing him an early death?

• What if Edward I's riding accident in 1294 had been fatal, leaving Edward II to succeed at 10 years of age? 

• A whole chapter deals with scenarios surrounding the Scottish kings - What if Robert the Bruce had been killed in 1306?

As featured in The Argus (Brighton), Sussex Express and New Milton Advertiser.

 




Some books that may interest you

Surviving Fighter Aircraft of World War Two
Surviving Fighter Aircraft of World War Two
By: Don Berliner

Summon Up The Blood
Summon Up The Blood
By: Celia Wolfe

Night of the Long Knives
Night of the Long Knives
By: Phil Carradice

With the British Army on the Somme
With the British Army on the Somme
By: Sir William Beach Thomas

Man's Search For Meaning
Man's Search For Meaning
By: Viktor E Frankl

The Battle of Minden 1759
The Battle of Minden 1759
By: Stuart Reid

Germany's Last Mission to Japan
Germany's Last Mission to Japan
By: Joseph Mark Scalia

Donitz's Last Gamble
Donitz's Last Gamble
By: Lawrence Paterson

Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814
Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814
By: Alexander Mikaberidze



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.