A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons

October 31, 2020
A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons

Starting AD 400 (around the time of their invasion of England)and running through to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historianGeoffrey Hindley shows the Anglo-Saxons as formative in the historynot only of England but also of Europe. The society inspired by thewarrior world of the Old English poem Beowulf saw England becomethe world's first nation state and Europe's first country toconduct affairs in its own language, and Bede and Boniface ofWessex establish the dating convention we still use today.Including all the latest research, this is a fascinating assessmentof a vital historical period.