(Despite its pivotal role in English - and world - history...)
Despite its pivotal role in English - and world - history, the Battle of Hastings is known only through the famous "Bayeux Tapestry" and accounts written long after the event - and all but one of those from the pen of the victorious Normans.The ground where the battle was fought has never yielded a single artifact - not one scrap of metal, not one piece of bone. Through the centuries, the popular version of events has become historic fact: drawn into a trap by William the Conqueror, King Harold is fatally struck in the eye and the Anglo-Saxon army collapses around him. But how could King Harold - a renowned tactician and skillful military leader - have so easily fallen for the Norman trap?In "The Enigma of Hastings", historian Edwin Tetlow seeks to address this question by exploring by every possible piece of evidence from the battle - the result is one of the most readable and insightful accounts of this momentous moment ever produced.
(But, as Edwin Tetlow first asked in his acclaimed history...)
But, as Edwin Tetlow first asked in his acclaimed history. The Enigma of Hastings, how could Harold Godwinson and his army have fallen prey to the Norman trap? Harold was by all means a careful and skillful tactician
Student, Manchester (England) University, 1924.
Trainee journalist, Daily Dispatch, Manchester, 1924-1930; member of staff, Eve. News. London, 1930-1933; member of staff, Daily Mail, London, 1933-1945; naval war correspondent, Daily Mail, 1940-1942; army War correspondent, Daily Mail, 1942-1945; Berlin correspondent, Daily Telegraph, 1945-1950; New York correspondent, Daily Telegraph, 1950-1965; freelance author, Esopus, New York, since 1965.
Life member Foreign Press Association (president 1964-1965, member Executive Board since 1965).
Married Kathleen Whitworth Brown, September 14, 1932. Children: Susan Edwina, Timothy Chadwick.