The Kingdom in the Sun, 1130-1194 : The Normans in Sicily Volume II
by John Julius Norwich
Editor: FABER & FABER
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When on Christmas Day, 1130, Roger de Hauteville was crowned the first King of Sicily, the island entered a golden ageNorman and Italian, Greek and Arabic, Lombard, English and Jewish all contributed to a culture that was incredibly cosmopolitan; and to an atmosphere of race and religious tolerance unprecedented in EuropeBut sixty-four years later, to the day, when the bastard King Tancredi was defeated, the sunset over the Kingdom of SicilyIn this second volume of John Julius Norwich’s dazzling history of the Normans in Sicily, Norwich describing the happiest and most glorious chapter in the island’s history’
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