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Book launch: William the Conqueror by David Bates
Thu 15 December 2016, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
On 15th December, join David Bates at Heffers to celebrate the launch of his new book, William The Conqueror.
Fifteen years in the making, this is a landmark reinterpretation of the life of a pivotal figure in British and European history. David Bates combines biography and a multidisciplinary approach to examine the life of a major figure in British and European history. A leading historian of the period, Bates is notable for having worked extensively in the archives of northern France and discovered many eleventh- and twelfth-century charters largely unnoticed by English-language scholars. Taking an innovative approach, he argues for a move away from old perceptions and controversies associated with William's life and the Norman Conquest. This deeply researched volume is the scholarly biography for our generation.
William the Conqueror will be available to purchase at the launch and David will be signing copies during the evening.
The event is free to attend but booking is essential; please RSVP through this page to secure your place, or call 01223 463214.