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Warrior: A Life of War in Anglo-Saxon Britain (Hardback)
  • Warrior: A Life of War in Anglo-Saxon Britain (Hardback)

Warrior: A Life of War in Anglo-Saxon Britain (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages
Published: 19/09/2019

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Warrior tells the story of forgotten man, a man whose bones were found in an Anglo-Saxon graveyard at Bamburgh castle in Northumberland. It is the story of a violent time when Britain was defining itself in waves of religious fervour, scattered tribal expansion and terrible bloodshed; it is the story of the fighting class, men apart, defined in life and death by their experiences on the killing field; it is an intricate and riveting narrative of survival and adaptation set in the stunning political and physical landscapes of medieval England.
Warrior is a classic of British history, a landmark of popular archaeology, and a must-read for anyone interested in the story of where we've come from.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783784424
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 475 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 18 mm

Imaginatively constructed within a story of love and hate, war and peace, Christianity and paganism, scientific insights and intuitive guesswork, the authors paint a vivid picture of the wider world surrounding northern England some thirteen hundred years ago It is said that the dead cannot speak: Albert and Gething prove that wrong in this masterly tale of investigation, heroism and discovery that follows from the discovery of the bones of one man near the coast of Northumbria. With the aid of meticulous research and the latest scientific and archaeological advances this book brings together flawed archaeologists, traitorous kings and political saints into one accessible tale. Albert and Gething are a great team, throwing a startling new light on the so-called Dark Ages. A triumphant exploration of a time when the future of the British Isles was at stake Enthralling... riveting, brilliantly written Intriguing. . . Warrior is an engrossing tale of Anglo-Saxon Britain that will appeal to those interested in the period or archaeology in general So stirringly told, and the past so vividly evoked, that the reader is left believing it must be true

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“Fascinating story of archaeological detective-work”

Warrior is the story of a skeleton unearthed during an archaeological dig at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. When the bones were subjected to analysis they were found to belong to someone from an island off the... More

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This book weaves the story of the excavations of the Bamburgh Research Group and the warrior grave discovered there into the wider context of Anglo Saxon Britain. For me the background to the excavation and the... More

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“Warrior WOW”

Warrior is the best analysis of the Anglo-Saxon period, with all the archeology woven in to the narrative. King in the North is another one to read about this period.

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