Spear Havoc: 1066 – Alternative Histories by C.R. May

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The year 1066 is arguably the most famous in English history. Assailed on all sides, King Harold and his doughty army finally fall to a last gasp Norman assault.

It is perhaps the very first of those fights against the odds which have entered the national psyche, of which Agincourt, Rorke’s Drift and Dunkirk are but a few.

But what if Harold Godwinson had prevailed on that blood soaked ridge? Or the invasions of Harald of Norway and William of Normandy had never taken place at all?

Here, bestselling author C.R.May presents twelve short stories, each outlining widely differing ways which could easily — and in some cases should have — produced an entirely different timeline, alternative futures which would have had a dramatic effect on the world in which we live today.

REVIEW

What ifs in history are fascinating topics to bandy about; the sheer magnitude of possible change to the course of human history is mind blowing. What if Lee had listened to Longstreet at Gettysburg, what if the 300 never made it to Thermopylae, etc, etc. In Spear Havoc 1066, the author has crafted a series of what if tales relating to that monumental year of William the Conqueror (or Bastard if you prefer 😁), 1066. Each one has that element that, yeah, this could have happened this way…and oh my what a difference that would have made. What I really enjoyed was the way the author included subtle history lessons in the stories…always a plus in my astute, yet humble opinion. So, my fellow readers, a thought provoking, page turning read awaits you.

5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐