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Chanson de Normanitas: Be Strong and of Good Courage

Eric Bradley Dye

The story line develops from medieval intrigue, loyalty, conflict, and pilgrimage against the backdrop of historical events leading up to and continuing after the Battle of Hastings in 1066A.D. It follows Jumi de Bris, a character born under dramatic circumstances in a medieval chateau who rises from being a field hand with a disability to playing pivotal roles in various military campaigns across Italy, Sicily, England, and Wales. His journey is interlaced with that of other central figures that navigate ecclesiastical challenges and political maneuvers within Norman ranks.The narrative also encapsulates broader historical conflicts with Papal forces and Greek legions in Italy that culminates in the significant Historical battle of Civitate. And in an ironic turn, leads to a Norman championing of the Papacy and of the Papacy blessing Norman causes as evidenced by the Battle of Hastings. A post-Hastings story thread reverts focus and touches on England's transformation under Norman rule.

Through strategic decision making amid external threats like Saracen pirates blockading Italian ports or navigating legal disputes over land in England after Hasting's' aftermath; characters are forced to adapt their plans frequently showcasing resilience amidst adversity.

Jumi emerges from the fields of Normandy and travels by pilgrimage to Italy, Sicily, but is summoned back to Normandy. He is inducted (enfeoffed) into the Battle of Hastings at England and after an arduous court fight flees to Wales. His path crosses with lords, knights, clergy, pilgrims, rebels and common folk. Each chapter delves into intricate relationships formed during times of war and peace and explores themes such as duty versus personal desires, consequences for impulsive actions, and power dynamics within a medieval society.

Ultimately, the epic saga highlights human endeavors spanning decades filled with adventure, trials, and tribulations set against vivid landscapes ranging from the French countryside, Alpine passes and Mediterranean shores concluding at England and Wales. Events demonstrate how induvial fates intertwine within historical currents and shape destinies beyond mere personal ambitions.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: Apr 10th, 2024
  • Pages: 394
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.00in - 0.81in - 0.86lb
  • EAN: 9798322514909
  • Categories: Medieval