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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 ?
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on 20 October 2016
"Awesome Books" is well-named!
Excellent quality! Marvellous value! Rapid delivery!
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on 28 February 2018
interesting
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on 8 June 2016
A very succinct and satisfying account of a period of British history based on various contested sources.
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on 13 November 2015
OK if you dont want to get bogged down with too much detail. Notes at the back if you wan to know more
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on 10 September 2014
Bought this book a while ago as I started to get to grips with history of Britain and its reasonable. A bit of darting about but I enjoyed it all the same.
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on 5 August 2014
Brilliantly and concisely written, this informs and entertains equally. The author's deep love of his subject is transparent; it infected this reader at least! More please Mr Hindley.
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on 21 May 2013
Clearly written and quite easy to read. Some repetition, but mostly very informative. A useful overview. Good value for money.
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on 4 March 2013
Very fast delivery - book in very good condition but for some reason the illustrations were missing - presumably a printing error.
I wasnt too bothered about the missing pics but some people may have been more disappointed.
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on 25 July 2015
Very good
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