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An engaging read,
This review is from: In Search Of The Dark Ages (Paperback)
I have always been interested in history and recently my passion has grown, not least since reading this book. A very informative text it is also easy to read even for someone who knows little detail about the era; like most of my generation I thought the so called 'dark ages' were a time of chaos and constant war leading up to the death of King Harold at Hastings and the ascent of William the Conquerer to the throne of England - little did I know of the rich history leading up to these events and the politics that existed even one thousand years ago.
Michael Wood deftly brings to life intriguing historical figures like Alfred the Great, King Athelstan and Ethelred the Unready and his book has lead me on to explore this era in greater depth, finding myself drawn into this world that once was.