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1066 the year of the three battles by F. J. McLynn

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Published by Jonathan Cape in London .
Written in English


  • Hastings, Battle of, England, 1066

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesTen sixty six.
StatementFrank McLynn.
LC ClassificationsDA196 .M34 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 304 p., [8] p. of plates ;
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21647606M
ISBN 100224050508

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