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Tom Holland

Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom

Hay Festival 2010 , 
A stunning, panoramic account of the two centuries on either side of the apocalyptic year 1000: the age of Canute, William the Conqueror and Pope Gregory VII; of Vikings, monks and serfs; of the earliest castles and the invention of knighthood; and of the primal conflict between church and state.
Tom Holland