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

Aelfred s Britain War and Peace in the Viking Age In a great Viking army landed in East Anglia precipitating a series of wars that would last until the middle of the following century It was in this time of crisis that the modern kingdoms of Br

  • Title: Aelfred's Britain: War and Peace in the Viking Age
  • Author: MaxAdams
  • ISBN: 9781784080303
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 865, a great Viking army landed in East Anglia, precipitating a series of wars that would last until the middle of the following century It was in this time of crisis that the modern kingdoms of Britain were born In their responses to the Viking threat, these kingdoms forged their identities as hybrid cultures vibrant and entrepreneurial peoples adapting to instabiliIn 865, a great Viking army landed in East Anglia, precipitating a series of wars that would last until the middle of the following century It was in this time of crisis that the modern kingdoms of Britain were born In their responses to the Viking threat, these kingdoms forged their identities as hybrid cultures vibrant and entrepreneurial peoples adapting to instability and opportunity Traditionally, AElfred the Great is cast as the central player in the story of Viking Age Britain But Max Adams, while stressing the genius of AElfred as war leader, law giver, and forger of the English nation, has a nuanced and variegated narrative to relate The Britain encountered by the Scandinavians of the ninth and tenth centuries was one of regional diversity and self conscious cultural identities of Picts, Dal Riatans and Strathclyde Britons of Bernicians and Deirans, East Anglians, Mercians and West Saxons.

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    • MaxAdams

      I am an archaeologist, woodsman and traveller I live in the North east of England where I write about landscape and history My next non fiction work, to be published in Autumn 2017, is called Alfred s Britain a history and archaeology of the British Isles in the Viking Age The King in the North has been a non fiction bestseller since its publication In the Land of Giants, my latest non fiction book, is a series of journeys, mostly on foot, through Dark Age landscapes In May 2016 I published my first novel, The Ambulist.

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    • An excellent book. Full review to follow.Aelfred's Britain is an excellent book, not confining itself to the period of Alfred's rule but comprehensively offering an account of England from the reign of Alfred's grandfather to the end of the reign of his youngest grandson (King Eadred) in 955. This makes it much more than a book about Alfred and rather a book about Britain and the Vikings just before, after and during The First Viking Age.Instead of focusing on England and the Vikings, the book c [...]


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