By John Julius Norwich
This ebook is set the 'other' Norman Conquest. it's the tale of Robert Guiscard, maybe the main awesome eu adventurer among Caesar and Napoleon. in a single yr, 1084, he had either the japanese and Western Emperors chickening out ahead of him and probably the most bold of medieval Popes in his energy. it's also the tale of his brother Roger, because of whom he conquered Sicily from the Saracens; and of Roger's descendants, particularly his son Roger eleven, who switched over his father's success right into a cosmopolitan and cultivated state whose surviving monuments nonetheless dazzle us at the present time. The Normans within the South is the 1st of 2 volumes that recount the miraculous tale of the Norman nation of Sicily. the second one quantity the dominion of the sunlight is additionally being reissued in Faber reveals. "Diligence, narrative ability, and a scholarship fired via enthusiasm". (Lord Kinross, Sunday Telegraph). "I stumbled on the e-book very relaxing certainly. it really is fantastically written". (Nancy Mitford).
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