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In the Land of Giants: Journeys Through the Dark Ages

Author: ADAMS MAX
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 416
Pub Date: 10/09/2015
Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS
ISBN: 9781784080341
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Quick overview A bestselling historian tells the story of the landscapes, peoples and culture of early medieval Britain through ten walks and an epic sea voyage.
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The five centuries between the end of Roman Britain (410) and the death of Alfred the Great (899) have left few voices save a handful of chroniclers, but Britain's 'Dark Ages' can still be explored through their material remnants: buildings, books, metalwork, and, above all, landscapes. Max Adams explores Britain's lost early medieval past by walking its paths and exploring its lasting imprint on valley, hill and field. From York to Whitby, from London to Sutton Hoo, from Edinburgh to Anglesey and from Hadrian's Wall to Loch Tay, each of his ten walk narratives form both free-standing chapters and parts of a wider portrait of a Britain of fort and fyrd, crypt and crannog, church and causeway, holy well and memorial stone. Part travelogue, part expert reconstruction, IN THE LAND OF GIANTS offers a beautifully written insight into the lives of peasants, drengs, ceorls, thanes, monks and kings during an enigmatic but richly exciting period of our island's history.

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