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This is a beautiful book, lavishly illustrated on almost every page (so ...
on 26 July 2016
This is a beautiful book, lavishly illustrated on almost every page (so don't buy the kindle version). The authors discuss a wide range of evidence from several disciplines, including forensic archaeology, numismatics, even genetics, to supplement the scanty written evidence. Additional sections after each chapter help to place the written sources - Gildas, Bede, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle - in context, with their respective advantages and disadvantages. Intelligently written, up-to-date and eminently readable. I recommend it highly for the interested beginner.