SAXONS & VIKINGS by David Hinton
The 650 years between the collapse of Roman rule and the arrival of the Normans in 1066 are amongst the most fascinating in Dorset’s history. Beginning with the still shadowy Dark Ages, they encompass the flowering of Christianity in the county, the Saxon conquests, King Alfred’s attempt to keep the Vikings at bay, and the gradual settlement of the towns and villages that define the Dorset we live in today. This is a readable and thought-provoking history, that persuades us to rethink many of our traditional assumptions about the period, written by an author whose knowledge and enthusiasm for Dorset’s Saxon and Viking past breathe fresh life into it.
138 x 204mm
Black and white illustrations throughout
ISBN 1 874336 50 4