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it is easy to relate to them as they all still exist ...
on 22 March 2017
I am not normally a fan of historical novels which are heavily wieghted towards a male readership, containing as it does many descriptions of battles and having an antagonistic hero as its central character. However, Uhtred has captured my imagination and I want him to return to his home and the castle at Bebbanburg. Because these are real places in Northumbria, York, and Wessex, it is easy to relate to them as they all still exist in our world. The shifts of power and the fluctuations of the fortunes of the Christians and the monks, and the Danes with their Norse Gods, echo many of our conflicts today across the world.