The Earliest English Kings is a fascinating survey of Anglo-Saxon History from the sixth century to the eighth century and the death of King Alfred. It explains and explores the 'Heptarchy' or the seven kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England, as well as the various peoples within them, wars, religion, King Offa and the coming of the Vikings. With maps and family trees, this book reveals the complex, distant and tumultuous events of Anglo-Saxon politics.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"In a soft-voiced fashion this book offers a strong revisionism of Anglo-Saxon history in the centuries between the creation of the early kingdoms and the emergence of Wessex under Alfred the Great."
"- Provides in a readable and accessible form a political history of the early Anglo-Saxon kingdoms to the death of Alfred.."
"A good example of scholarship presented in an accessible and intellectually stimulating way.."