Wales & the Britons 350-1064

An immensely detailed and thorough study of seven centuries of British kingdoms and their neighbours Not the easiest book to score, this is the first part of a history of Wales and, for many people, it will be a specialist reference text. I got a huge amount from it (hence the 5*) but that does …

The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria – Max Adams

Like a blazing torch thrust deep back into the Dark Ages of the seventh century I read this book immediately after having completed Adams’ book on AElfred’s Britain. That book took me months to get into. It sat around for months with 100 pages read. Then, I read the remainder in a matter of little …

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