Books: 1061 & All That

THE OTHER CONQUEST by John Julius Norwich. 355 pages. Harper & Row $6.95.

The Normans are well remembered for 1066 and all that. But if the conquest of England is a triumphant chapter in the Norman chronicle, it is no more so than one written with blood and steel on another island at almost the same time. Historians have scanted the Normans' other conquest, and the world has all but forgotten it. This book by a British nobleman, the second Viscount Norwich,* should handsomely redeem both oversights.

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