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The King of the North,
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This review is from: The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria (Kindle Edition)
This book was interesting in that it covered a period of history little known to me and probably to others. Max Adams has really done lots of research and it is a fascinating portrayal of a long lost world often overlooked by historians as it is not as accessible as later periods. I found the book difficult to get into at first due to the unusual names of people and places but once further in it was a fascinating study of early Anglo Saxon Britain. I was glad that I did keep going through the early stages of the book when getting used to the unusual names and conjecture mainly because of the early period made this a difficult read. However this became a rewarding read and I finished the book feeling that I had learned a lot about this period.