The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria (Paperback)
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The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 12/11/2020
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'A triumph - a Game of Thrones in the Dark Ages' TOM HOLLAND.

The magisterial biography of Oswald Whiteblade, exiled prince of Northumbria, who returned in blood and glory to reclaim his birthright.

A charismatic leader, a warrior whose prowess in battle earned him the epithet Whiteblade, an exiled prince who returned to claim his birthright, the inspiration for Tolkein's Aragorn.

Oswald of Northumbria was the first great English monarch, yet today this legendary figure is all but forgotten. In this panoramic portrait of Dark Age Britain, archaeologist and biographer Max Adams returns the king in the North to his rightful place in history.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781789546620
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: Reissue


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A triumph. The most gripping portrait of 7th-Century Britain that I have read ... A Game of Thrones in the Dark Ages' -- Tom Holland, The Times
'An engagingly populist and evocative book that makes a bold and effective attempt to bring a particularly obscure period in northern British history to the general reader' * Literary Review *
'This early ruler had a life, and a legacy that rivals any fable' * Independent *
'Gripping, hugely enjoyable and deeply scholarly.' * History Today Books of the Year *

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“Hardly "A Game of Thrones "”

A disappointing read. Disjointed and repetitive with too much conjecture.

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