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Are all Anglo Saxon books written in this way ?
on 18 August 2015
Would agree with previous comments about the style of writing being a bit annoying. There is repetition due to the way the author themes his accounts though he always explains why he has to repeat and where certain topics will be covered in other chapters. The book is heavy going at times and you might be tempted to punch yourself in the face to distract yourself from the ennui. It is church heavy as most contemporary accounts or peri/post AS times were written by people in the church. The AS times were shaped by the church, and you cannot separate the two. In many senses this is a review or piecing together of the forementioned literature to make a history of the AS. There are of course references to archeological sources to suplement or back these up. A lot of the literature of this time is biased and there needs to be a weighing up of sources. Having read King of the North , are all AS history books written in this way ?