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The Normans

Told Chiefly in Relation to their Conquest of England 

Sarah Orne Jewett


I.  The Men of the Dragon Ships
II.  Rolf the Ganger
III. William Longsword
IV.  Richard the Fearless
V.  Duke Richard the Good
VI.  Robert the Magnificent
VII. The Normans in Italy
VIII. The Youth of William the Conqueror
IX.  Across the Channel
X. The Battle of Val-Ès-Dunes
XI. The Abbey of Bec
XII. Matilda of Flanders
XIII.  Harold the Englishman
XIV.  News from England
 XV.  The Battle of Hastings
XVI.  William the Conqueror
XVII.  Kingdom and Dukedom
XVIII.  Conclusion
England After The Norman Conquest (1891)

Jewett's Sources

Printings and Sales


Jewett's Comments

The Story of the Nations Series

Jewett's Argument in The Story of the Normans

Jewett, Nordicism and Race


New York
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Copyright 1886

Text from 1905 revised edition, published as The Normans

My Dear Grandfather
Doctor WILLIAM PERRY, of Exeter 


Dr. Perry died in January 1887.

The copyright date for The Story of the Normans, according to WorldCat entries is 1886, though the first publication date usually is listed as 1887.  Reprintings were frequent until 1905. Beginning in 1891, the volume was printed under two titles:
    1.  The Story of the Normans, told chiefly in relation to their conquest of England (Original title),
    2.  The Normans, told chiefly in relation to their conquest of England.  (London: T. Fisher Unwin) 
See "Printings and Sales" above for details.
        Hathi Trust    1887 edition
    Google Books    1891 edition


Images of the Book

Illustration from the cover


G. P. Putnam

Frontispiece.   Birthplace of William the Conqueror.  Falaise.

Fold-out map.  Europe at the close of the 11th Century.

Edited and annotated by Terry Heller, Coe College
Graphics assistance: Mary Dias, Coe College
    Research and other assistance: Allison Anderson,  Tanner Brossert, Linda and Gabe Heller.
Copyright 1998-2015 by Terry Heller