In search of the Dark Ages.
London, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1981. 26cm. 244 pages. Original Hardcover in Mylar. Secondhand book in very good condition.
The book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066. in British history, such as Queen Boadicea, leader of a terrible war of resistance against the Romans, and King Arthur, the ‘once and future king’, for whose riddle Wood proposes a new and surprising solution. Here too, warts and all, are the Saxon, Viking and Norman kings who laid the political foundations of England – Offa of Mercia, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, and William the Conqueror, whose victory at Hastings in 1066 marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England. (Publishers information).