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A Pocket Essentials Short History of the Anglo-Saxons
A Pocket Essentials Short History of the Anglo-Saxons

A Pocket Essentials Short History of the Anglo-Saxons

Pocket Essential series

HISTORY

256 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBN 9780857301666

Rights: US & CA

Oldcastle Books Ltd (May 2019)
Oldcastle Books

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Overview

A guide to the Anglo-Saxons, their history, and their continuing influence on the modern world

But who were the Anglo-Saxons, and where did they come from? A Short History of the Anglo-Saxons traces the fascinating history of this era and its people, from the early European migrants from tribes such as Angles, Saxons, and Jutes who traveled mainly to Britain after the end of Roman rule in 410, to the dramatic end of the Anglo-Saxon period following the victory of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. It covers their various kingdoms, such as Wessex and Mercia, as well as the numerous attacks on the prosperity and successes of the Anglo-Saxons by peoples such as the Vikings. From popular fiction such as The Hobbit to Game of Thrones to the world language of English, the continuing influence of the Anglo-Saxons can be found in many modern societies today. This Pocket Essential guide provides an indispensable introduction to everything you need to know about the Anglo-Saxon period.

Author Biography

Giles Morgan is the author of the Pocket Essentials on The Holy Grail, Byzantium, Freemasonry, Saints, and Saint George.