Do you have nerves of steel?
Are you cool in a crisis?
Can you lead your country in turbulent times?
Are you ready to take life and death decisions?
If your answer is 'yes' to all these questions, then 1066 is for you!
A famous historian once said that, if history is the re-creation of the past, then the purest form of
history is the re-creation of past thought. This e-book aims to help you to re-create the thinking and
decisions of four of the leading men who shaped the events of 1066 and therefore the whole
future history of England. I hope it will give you an understanding of why some succeeded and
others failed and that it will demonstrate what part chance, good (and bad) luck can play in the outcome
of great events. Finally, it should lead to an understanding that history is not inevitable.
You probably already know roughly what happened in 1066. Try not to let that influence your
thinking as you work through this e-book.