The Normans (Elite) (Paperback)

The Normans (Elite) By David Nicolle, Angus McBride (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Nicolle, Angus McBride (Illustrator)

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This is book number 9 in the Elite series.


Osprey's study of the Normans during the Middle Ages. Despite the small geographic extent of Normandy its people played a crucial role in the history of the medieval world. Ferocity, boundless energy, cunning and a capacity for leadership were their heritage, to which modern scholars would add supreme adaptability and a simple piety. Their amazing military successes resulted from careful planning, speed of movement, decisiveness, daring and sheer ruthlessness. Added to this was a strong business sense and an appreciation of the value of money. Veteran Osprey author David Nicolle describes the history, arms and armour of the remarkable Normans in this fascinating volume.

About the Author

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Medieval Studies, Nottingham University. He is the author of over a dozen books on medieval military history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780850457292
ISBN-10: 0850457297
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: January 22nd, 1987
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Elite