This is a great introductory overview of the process leading up to 1066, the general events during 1066, and the results of 1066.
Before listening to this course by Professor Jennifer Paxton I had a general understanding of the highlights as separate facts; I had trouble keeping the individual players separated by time and relationship.
One of the real benefits of the course is being able to hear about some people and events that were glossed over. The with the help of the supporting book find the spelling of these and stop long enough to order books on each of the subjects. I do not need to have so many details here; yet I can select more details after getting this over view.
I also found Professor Jennifer Paxton an easy person to listen to and understand. She makes tin information alive and contemporary as opposed to stodgy and musty.