Max Adams explores Britain's lost early medieval past by walking its paths and exploring its lasting imprint on valley, hill and field.
From York to Whitby, from London to Sutton Hoo, from Edinburgh to Anglesey and from Hadrian's Wall to Loch Tay, each of his ten walk narratives forms a portrait of a Britain of fort and fyrd, crypt and crannog, church and causeway, holy well and memorial stone.
"A triumph. The most gripping portrait of 7th-Century Britain that I have read.... A Game of Thrones in the Dark Ages." (The Times on The King in the North)
"An engagingly populist and evocative book that makes a bold and effective attempt to bring a particularly obscure period in northern British history to the general reader." (Literary Review on The King in the North)
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A brilliant picture of dark age Britain & Ireland
A walking tour not a history book
As someone who is interested in learning more about the Dark Ages I purchased this book. I appreciate that the dark ages is so called for a reason but unfortunately this gave practically no insight into the history of the time. Instead it was more of a book about a walking tour around the UK with some good descriptions of scenery and characters but really nothing more than that