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Cannot recommend highly enough, 4 Mar. 2013
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.