By Ed West
In 871, 3 of England's 4 kingdoms have been overrun through Vikings, the ruthless, all-conquering Scandinavian raiders who terrorized early medieval Europe. With the Norsemen murdering one king with arrows and torturing one other to dying by means of ripping out his lungs, the clients that confronted the dominion of Wessex have been bleak. Worse nonetheless, the Saxons have been now led via a tender guy slightly out of his children who was once extra attracted to God than struggling with. but inside of a decade Alfred—the basically English king often called the Great—had pushed the Vikings out of half England, and his childrens and grandchildren may unite the rustic many years later. this era, well liked by lovers of tv indicates corresponding to Vikings and The final Kingdom, observed the production of britain as a geographical region, with Alfred laying down the 1st nationwide legislations code, constructing an schooling procedure and development cities.
Saxons vs. Vikings additionally covers the interval ahead of Alfred, together with historic Britain, the Roman profession, and the darkish a long time, explaining very important ancient episodes comparable to Boudicca, King Arthur, and Beowulf.
Perfect for rookies to the topic, this can be the second one identify within the new A Very, Very brief background of England sequence. If you’re attempting to comprehend England and its background within the so much informative and unique method attainable, this can be where to start.
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Saxons vs. Vikings: Alfred the Great and England in the Dark Ages by Ed West