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Saxon and Norman

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Saxon and Norman by Amice MacDonell is a captivating historical novel that delves into the complex relationship between the Saxons and Normans in medieval England. Set against the backdrop of the Norman Conquest, the novel follows the intertwining lives of two families - one Saxon and one Norman - as they navigate the political intrigue and cultural clashes of the time.

MacDonell's vivid descriptions bring the medieval setting to life, from the grand castles and battlefields to the bustling markets and courtly gatherings. The characters are well-developed and multi-dimensional, each facing their own struggles and dilemmas as they navigate the turbulent political landscape.

One of the strengths of the novel is its exploration of the tension between the two cultures, as the Saxons struggle to hold onto their traditions and land, while the Normans assert their dominance and impose their own customs. This clash of cultures adds depth to the story and highlights the complexities of power dynamics and identity in medieval England.

Overall, Saxon and Norman is a compelling and thought-provoking read that offers a fresh perspective on a well-known period of history. MacDonell's meticulous research and engaging storytelling make this a must-read for fans of historical fiction.

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Edward the Confessor is very weak and will die soon. But with no son to succeed him, who will gain the throne? The common folk and loyal Saxon barons in England want Harold, while the Norman barons and the people in Normandy, France want Duke William. They claim Edward gave William the throne. Who is right? Will Britain be Normanized? - Summary by Esther ben Simonides Cast List King Edward the Confessor: Beth ThomasHarold, Earl of Wessex: Adele de PignerollesGyrth, brother to Harold; Cecilia, daughter of William and Matilda: RachelStigand, Archbishop of Canterbury: Mike HarrisWilliam, Duke of Normandy: Esther ben SimonidesOdo, Bishop of Bayeux, half-brother to William: MaryAnnSRobert "Courthose", son to William and Matilda; Gytha, mother to Harold: SoniaWilliam "Rufus", son to William and Matilda; William Malet, a Norman Baron: Tomas PeterLanfranc, Prior of Bec: ApneiaWilliam Fitzosbern, a Norman Baron: Larry WilsonRoger of Montgomery, a Norman Baron: NewgatenovelistHugh Margot, a Norman Monk: ToddHWA Saxon Messenger: David OlsonTaillefer, a Norman Minstrel: John BurlinsonA Hermit: Joseph TablerQueen Edith, wife to Edward the Confessor, sister to Harold: Kristin GjerløwEdith, called 'of the Swansneck': LydiaMatilda, Duchess of Normandy, wife to William: GeorgiaMNarrator: KHandAudio Edited by: Esther ben Simonides

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