The Norman knights were the most feared warriors of the 11th and 12th centuries in Western Europe. Tales of their conquests spread throughout the known world as their military prowess resulted in the capture of Sicily in 1060 and England in 1066. This book, packed with illustrations, explores the world of the Normans. Authors Christopher Gravett and David Nicolle discuss the spectacular castles the Normans erected to protect their lands, as well as the equipment, training, tactics and daily life of a typical Norman Knight.
About the Author
Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognized authority on the arms, armor and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions, and has written many books for Osprey, including Warrior 1: Norman Knight 950-1204 AD. He currently works as a curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.
Born in 1944, David Nicolle worked in the BBC's Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. The author lives in Bedfordshire, UK.
Table of Contents
Introduction · Chronology · Part I – the Normans and Norman Knight · Part II – Norman fortresses · Conclusion · Appendices