From the acclaimed historian and broadcaster Marc Morris, comes a gripping new book about one of the most important and turbulent periods in English history- the Anglo-Saxons.
Dr Marc Morris is a historian who specializes in the Middle Ages. He studied and taught at the universities of London and Oxford and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His other books include a bestselling history of the Norman Conquest and highly acclaimed biographies of King John and Edward I (A Great and Terrible King). He also presented the TV series Castle and wrote its accompanying book. He contributes regularly to other history programmes on radio and television and writes for numerous journals and magazines.
A deep dive into one of the murkiest ages in our national history
... Morris is an accomplished guide to the tricksy Anglo-Saxon
world ... Clever, lively ... splendid new book. * DAN JONES, Sunday
An absolute masterpiece. It feels like the missing piece of historiography on an essential period of our past. Marc Morris is the platonic ideal of scholarly yet readable big history. * DAN SNOW *
Brilliant ... Beautifully written, incredibly accessible and deeply researched. I couldn't recommend it more highly. * JAMES O'BRIEN *
Highly informative and hugely enjoyable. Marc Morris illuminates England's weird and wonderful early history with erudition and wit. * IAN HISLOP *
A fascinating journey into the world of Anglo-Saxon Britain. * The Times, Best Books to Read for Summer *