Aelfred's Britain : War and Peace in the Viking Age

Aelfred's Britain : War and Peace in the Viking Age

Description

The story of Aelfred the Great, his war aginst the Vikings and the foundations of modern Britain. In AD 865, a 'great host' of battle-hardened Norse warriors landed on England's eastern coast, overwhelmed East Anglia with terrifying swiftness and laid the North to waste. Ghosting along estuaries and inshore waters, in 871 they penetrated deep into the southern kingdom of Wessex, ruled over by a new and untested king, AElfred son of AEdelwulf. It seemed as though the End of Days was come.

Max Adams tells the story of the heroic efforts of AElfred, his successors and fellow-kings of Britain, to adapt and survive in the face of an apocalyptic threat; and in so doing, to lay the foundations of the nations of modern Britain in all their regional diversity.


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Details

Author(s)
Max Adams
Format
Paperback | 528 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 43mm | 491g
Publication date
03 May 2018
Publisher
Head of Zeus
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
B&w and colour illustrations
ISBN10
1784080314
ISBN13
9781784080310
Bestsellers rank
57,188