The Normans in Europe


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.8 stars; 3 reviews)

This short history of the Normans in Europe opens with the invasions of the Vikings, who came from Scandinavian villages among rugged rocks and deep fiords. Johnson recounts how their myths of strife and woe, of the frost giants and of the crafty Loki, expressed their twin ideals of resourcefulness and war. These restless bands ravaged England, Germany, and France, penetrating the continents in their shallow-draft, half-decked ships. He writes that wherever they went they showed "themselves great warriors, founders, organizers, and administrators." Here are Rollo the Ganger, Harald Bluetooth, Sven Forkbeard and their descendants: William the Conqueror, and his sons, the dissolute William Rufus, the feckless crusader Robert, doomed to die a captive, and competent, ruthless King Henry. - Summary by Pamela Nagami, M.D. (8 hr 20 min)

Chapters

Ch. 1: The Northmen in Their Home A.D. 700-855 27:53 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The Invasions of the Northmen, Pt. 1 20:13 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The Invasions of the Northmen, Pt. 2 14:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Settlements in Gaul 799-912 24:39 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: William Longsword 927-943 16:27 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Capetian Revolution, Pt. 1 18:20 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Capetian Revolution, Pt. 2 21:52 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Richard the Good and the Norman Settlement in Italy 996-1026, Pt. 1 13:44 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Richard the Good and the Norman Settlement in Italy 966-1026, Pt. 2 16:44 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Richard III and Robert the Magnificent 1026-1035 9:02 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Earlier Years of William in Normandy 1035-1049 12:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Feudal System and Monasticism 800-1050, Pt. 1 19:07 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Feudal System and Monasticism 800-1050, Pt. 2 17:57 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Review of English History 1017-1053 15:32 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: Later Years of William in Normandy 1053-1063 19:04 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: The Conquest of England, 1052-1066. Pt. 1 13:10 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: The Conquest of England, 1052-1066, Pt. 2 17:10 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: William's English Policy 1070-1087, Pt. 1 24:44 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: William's English Policy 1070-1087, Pt. 2 22:38 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: William's English Policy 1070-1087, Pt. 3 23:15 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: End of Reign of William I 1073-1087 16:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: William Rufus 1087-1100, Pt. 1 25:27 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: William Rufus 1087-1100, Pt. 2 12:54 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: Henry I 1100-1135, Pt. 1 22:06 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: Henry I 1100-1135, Pt. 2 21:42 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 17: Norman Administration, Pt. 1 13:28 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 17: Norman Administration, Pt. 2 20:17 Read by Pamela Nagami