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Still a good place to start,
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This review is from: Anglo-Saxon England: Reissue with a new cover (Oxford history of England) (Paperback)
This book was last updated in the late 1960's and so it is not as up to date as can be. Having said that, it is simply the greatest single volume exposition of the Anglo-Saxon History of England ever written. It is the traditional exposition of the post-Roman migration of continental Germans to Britain. A description of the Various Kingdoms, and their conversion to Christianity. Then the long slow process of English Unification and the Wars with various later invaders, the Danelaw and the slow inexorable build-up to the tale of 1066.
This book is a superb coathanger - a place to get a brilliant outline of the period. Once you have Stenton under your belt you are better able to assess where best to go next to update your knowledge in whichever direction you wish to go. I still highly recommend this book.