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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot recommend highly enough, 4 Mar 2013
This review is from: The Anglo-Saxons: At War 800-1066 (Hardcover)
I found Paul Hill's book to be very accessible, broad in the evidence considered and quite easily the best work on this topic I have yet encountered. From archaeology and written sources Mr Hill approaches the topic in a subject by subject manner, from the manner in which hostages where exchanged through to how Anglo Saxon warriors where armed. It should also be of interest to those interested in Viking warfare as the vast majority of conflict discussed details the Anglo-Saxon response to the repeated raids and invasions of the Norse.

There is also a quite reasonable discussion of naval operations, often neglected in other works.

This is an extremely professional piece of writing.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, 16 Dec 2012
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Bernard F Harris Jr (APO, AE United States) - See all my reviews
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If you are looking for a research book on the period, this is it. The author provides some very good detail on small unit tactics and weapons of the age that gives more substance to the big picture strategic level Osprey Men at Arms series on Viking, Normans and Saxons.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed and convincing, 22 Feb 2014
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Excellent book on Anglo-Saxon warfare up to 1066, my only criticism is that it jumps around a bit too much in terms of timeline and can be rather confusing for that reason.
However, it would be a good idea for the reader to have some knowledge of the main events of the period before reading this. It's deffo not entry-level into the period.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, 14 Feb 2014
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DC Nicoll (Daventry, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Anglo-Saxons: At War 800-1066 (Hardcover)
Very well written survey of the Anglo-Saxon war machine, that puts to bed the common assumptions and shows how we were truly organised during the Anglo Saxon era.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a brilliant book, 3 April 2014
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If your are interested in history, pre 1066. Then this book is a must, so informative and cheap at the price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not so dark ages, 1 April 2014
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This review is from: The Anglo-Saxons: At War 800-1066 (Hardcover)
Very well written account of the turbulent era of the anglo saxon rule in Britain. Not just for the historian or reenactor but for anyone interested in a massive turning point in British history.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book, 12 May 2013
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Very interesting, brings the Anglo Saxon to life, they were real people leading real lives, defending what was their territory
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15 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable source!, 5 May 2012
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This book is simply a must for anyone interested in the military aspects of Anglo-Saxon England. Paul Hill's writing style makes the book an easy read for the complete novice as well as those with more comprehensive knowledge. I literally couldn't put it down, devouring the information this book contained.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proberbly the best!, 10 Mar 2013
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I couldn't recommend any other book for the Anglo-Saxons apart from this one. everything you need is right here in this book, explains everything to do with their warfare and more!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 13 Aug 2014
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I found it informative.
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