In Search of the Dark Ages (Hardback)Michael Wood (author)
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A handsome fortieth anniversary hardback edition of the pioneering work of history that made Michael Wood's reputation, In Search of the Dark Ages now resounds with even more vibrant pen portraits and remarkable research that challenge our preconceptions of a period commonly regarded as brutal and ignorant.
In Search of the Dark Ages is an unrivalled exploration of the origins of English identity, and the bestselling book that established Michael Wood as one of Britain's leading historians. Now, on the book's 40th anniversary, this fully revised and expanded edition illuminates further the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest.
Alongside portraits of Boadicea, King Arthur, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, and William the Conqueror, the story of England is expanded further to include new voices, with all-new chapters on fascinating characters such as Penda of Mercia, Aethelflaed Lady of the Mercians, Hadrian the African, Eadgyth of England, and Wynflaed. It's an altogether richer, more varied, and inclusive study on the creation of Britain.
Just as it did when it first published 40 years ago, In Search of the Dark Ages overturns preconceptions of the Early Middle Ages as a shadowy and brutal era, showing them to be a richly exciting and formative period in the history of Britain.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 648 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 36 mm
Michael Wood is the maker of some of the best TV documentaries ever made on history and archaeology.-Times Literary Supplement
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“A Superb Introduction”
Writing in an engaging, informative style with up to date information, Michael Wood's In Search of the Dark Ages has been an excellent introduction to the era, acting as a gateway to further reading. Highly... More
“A welcome new updated addition”
I was very impressed by the original book and long ago series, going to a lecture in 1982 on Anglo Saxon kingship by the author. It has since spurred me to visit Sutton Hoo, Chedwoorth and other sites.
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“Still got it”
Long named 'The Dark Ages', the time from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Battle of Hastings has been overlooked by history. There are few contemporary sources but the five hundred year stretch is full... More
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