Hastings 1066: The Fall of Saxon England (Campaign) by Christopher Gravett

By Christopher Gravett

Only a few battles of the medieval interval may be considered as decisive yet Hastings used to be one in all them. Fought on 14th October 1066 among Duke William of Normandy and Harold Godwinson, king of britain, the result irrevocably replaced the process English heritage. William's victory was once mostly end result of the tactical superiority of his forces: not just did he own infantry and cavalry, but additionally an important variety of archers or crossbowmen, to whose withering hearth the English can make little answer. The eventual dying of King Harold triggered an English cave in - the profitable end result making sure William's accession to the English throne.

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11 (1578–80), 371; APC, vol. 12 (1580–81), 29, 353–4; CSPD, 1581–1590, 309. Mantell’s case has strange echoes in a number of other trials held in Essex at about this time. In 1579, two Essex men were indicted for claiming that the earls of Warwick and Leicester had murdered Edward VI: APC, vol. ), Essex Indictments Elizabeth I, 191. , 195. Finally, in 1584 Edmund Mansell, clerk, was accused of practising witchcraft upon fellow clergyman Edward Burges, rector of Wivenhoe and vicar of Feering, Essex.

104), a fault that equally applied to John Rainolds. Both works misattribute specific passages in the Discoverie (the latter even refers to it by a different name, ‘detect’), raising the possibility that they may have both read a hitherto unnoticed edition. OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 1/12/2015, SPi 32 Witchcraft in Early Modern England after the death of Christ and the establishment of the earliest Christian churches. 46 While others may not have shared his radical rejection of the reality of witchcraft, many nonetheless grew wary of witch-hunting, which, like Scot, they saw as destructive of social and religious harmony.

Both men later represented the Kentish puritans at the Dedham Presbyterian conference in 1587 and suffered at the hands of Whitgift’s commissary as a result: Collinson, Elizabethan Puritan Movement, 321; LPL, MS 2014, fo. 81 [John Elvin to Whitgift, 22 January 1589/90]. 16 Newman was vicar of Westwell, 1567–80, and Brainforth vicar of Kennington, 1564–1605: BL, Harleian MS 416, fos 123–4 [John Hall to John Foxe, 1566]; P. Clark, ‘The Prophesying Movement in Kentish Towns during the 1570s’, Archaeologia Cantiana, 93 (1977), 83, 84, 89 and n.

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