Silk and the Sword: The Women of the Norman Conquest by Sharon Bennett Connolly Book Review




We all know the story of 1066 and the Norman Conquest of England. However, most of the story revolves around the men and the women were perhaps as important due to their influence. Silk and the Sword: The Women of the Norman Conquest covers the stories of Emma of Normandy, Lady Godiva, Gytha of Wessex, Judith of Flanders, Edith of Wessex, the wives of Harald Hardrada, Edith Swanneck, Ealdgyth, Matilda of Flanders, St. Margaret and Gundrada de Warenne.

Many of these women are shadows in history and it’s quite amazing that they finally have a chance in the limelight 1000 years later. Even I did not know some of these women. Silk and the Sword: The Women of the Norman Conquest is very well researched and quite easy to read and follow. I would highly recommend it.

Silk and the Sword: The Women of the Norman Conquest by Sharon Bennett Connolly is available now in both the UK and the US.






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My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

1 Comment

  1. Moniek, I totally missed this! What a lovely surprise! Thank you so much for such a sweet review. Best wishes, Sharon

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