King Arthur's Wars

King Arthur's Wars

Author: Jim Storr

Publisher: Helion and Company

ISBN: 9781911096962

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 595

The story of an era shrouded in mystery, and the gradual changing of a nation’s cultural identity. We speak English today, because the Anglo-Saxons took over most of post-Roman Britain. How did that happen? There is little evidence: not much archaeology, and even less written history. There is, however, a huge amount of speculation. King Arthur’s Wars brings an entirely new approach to the subject—the answers are out there, in the British countryside, waiting to be found. Months of field work and map study allow us to understand, for the first time, how the Anglo-Saxons conquered England, county by county and decade by decade. King Arthur’s Wars exposes what the landscape and the place names tell us. As a result, we can now know far more about this “Dark Age.” What is so special about Essex? Why is Buckinghamshire an odd shape? Why is the legend of King Arthur so special to us? Why don’t Cumbrian farmers use English numbers when they count sheep? Why don’t we know where Camelot was? Why did the Romano-British stop eating oysters? This book provides a new level of understanding of the centuries preceding the Norman Conquest.

Anglo-Saxons

Anglo-Saxons

Author: Captivating History

Publisher:

ISBN: 1096156636

Category:

Page: 130

View: 799

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Anglo-Saxons, then keep reading... There was a time before England was united. This was a time before William the Bastard decided to prove to his contemporaries that his bastard moniker would be erased with a swift conquest of the biggest island northwest of Europe. A time before the Battle of Hastings and the year 1066. A time when many petty kingdoms ruled, conquered, and were liberated, time and time again, by a specific people group. A people group that is, in fact, a blend of many and that authors of later dates would collectively call the Anglo-Saxons. With this book, we want to let our readers know how vibrant and lively (as well as deadly) life in Britain was during the perhaps wrongly-titled "Dark Ages." With the end of the Roman Empire, the local Britons were left to their devices, and it would be several people groups from a peninsula in Central Europe that would come to dominate the island, making sure their presence was known through a series of kingdoms, battles, clashes, victories, and defeats. But the Anglo-Saxons have a lot more to offer us history buffs. We can learn about their day-to-day life: how they dressed, what they ate and drank, how they waged war or had fun, how they buried their dead, and how they worshiped their gods. We can also learn about their art, their amazing metal and clay pieces, stunning bits of tapestries, and dozens of well-illuminated manuscripts. And if we lack any information on what they thought of the world around them, we can be happy that they were willing to tell us that themselves, all through hundreds of written texts of both religious and secular nature. The Anglo-Saxons were, indeed, an odd group of people to take control of Britain. But they didn't do it all at once, and just like any other people in history, they had a period of adjustment, growth, reconstruction, and eventual rise to prominence. In Anglo-Saxons: A Captivating Guide to the People Who Inhabited Great Britain from the Early Middle Ages to the Norman Conquest of England, you will discover topics such as Anglo-Saxons Arrive Early Anglo-Saxons: Origins and Pre-Settlement History The Culture of Anglo-Saxons: Religion, Customs, Social Hierarchy, Early Christianity Everyday Life of Anglo-Saxon England: Jobs and Division of Labor, Food and Drink, Clothes, Architecture, Travel, Wars, Gender and Age Norms, Art, Written Works Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms Anglo-Saxon Legacy And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the history of the Anglo-Saxons, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

The Conquest of Britain by the Saxons

The Conquest of Britain by the Saxons

Author: Daniel Henry Haigh

Publisher:

ISBN: 1332429092

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 230

Excerpt from The Conquest of Britain by the Saxons: A Harmony of the Historia Britonum, the Writings of Gildas, the Brut, and the Saxon Chronicle, With Reference to the Events of the Fifth and Sixth Centuries About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The English Conquest

The English Conquest

Author: N. J. Higham

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034291859

Category: Anglo-Saxons

Page: 248

View: 499

This is a re-interpretation of the events from 400 to 500 AD when the Saxons took over a large part of Britain, and came to dominate both the language and material culture of its lowland heartland.

Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in Britain

Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in Britain

Author: Haydn Middleton

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0431102090

Category: Anglo-Saxons

Page: 36

View: 183

James Coleman has emerged in recent years as one of the most important artists of visual postmodernism. His work has transformed critical debates about the status of the image in contemporary culture and influenced an entire generation of younger artists in ways that have not yet been fully acknowledged. Until recently, Coleman has enjoyed relatively little critical attention - in part because of his refusal to comment on his projects or to allow his work to be reconstructed outside of the context of its exhibition.

The Conquest of Britain by the Saxons: A Harmony of the Historia Britonum, the Writings of Gildas, the Brut, and the Saxon Chronicle, with Reference T

The Conquest of Britain by the Saxons: A Harmony of the Historia Britonum, the Writings of Gildas, the Brut, and the Saxon Chronicle, with Reference T

Author: Daniel Henry Haigh

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1376424142

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 571

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