'An engagingly populist and evocative book that makes a bold and effective attempt to bring a particularly obscure period in northern British history to the general reader' Literary Review.
'This early ruler had a life, and a legacy that rivals any fable' Independent.
'Gripping, hugely enjoyable and deeply scholarly.' History Today Books of the Year.
About the Author
Max Adams is the author of ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD (2005) and THE PROMETHEANS (2009), which was a Guardian Book of the Week. A university teacher, Max has lived and worked in the North-East of England since 1993.