Battles of the Dark Ages, Paperback Book
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Britain was a place of conflict in the Dark Ages, between the departure of the Romans and the Norman Conquest.

Clashes of allegiance, competition for territory and resources, and intense rivalries among the warlords and kings gave rise to frequent outbreaks of fighting.

This was the time of legendary military leaders, like Arthur, Alfred and Canute, and of literally hundreds of battles.

In this fascinating book, Peter Marren investigates this confused era of warfare, looks for the reality behind the myths, and uses the techniques of modern scholarship to show how battles were fought in that brutal age, where they were fought, and why.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 76 b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781844158843



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Wow - what a book! I wasn't sure what to expect, the title put me off a bit to be honest, but the detail of the research and his ability to put the subject across made this one of my favourite recent reads. Very recommended for anyone interested in the period 410- 1065 AD.

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