What might have been...
954 years of pain, ended
See you in Valhalla!
The Last Viking by Berwick Coates My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the story of how you really want 1066 to finish. After this battle - stop. Harold and the English win the battle of Stamford Bridge, see off the last Viking challenge. Nothing else happens. Everyone lives happy ever after. If you’ve read anything about the 1066 … Continue reading Review: The Last Viking by Berwick Coates
1066 and, all that.
The Last Conquest by Berwick Coates My rating: 4 of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable, maybe slightly alternative look at the possibilities surrounding the first couple of weeks of the Norman Conquest, leading up to and including the Battle of Hastings. It is a novel, so fiction, but thanks to the fiction and non-fiction reading … Continue reading Review: The Last Conquest
I just read the best book of the year.
25 September, and all that
Hereward: End Of Days by James Wilde My rating: 5 of 5 stars Don't you just love it when things come together? I go on holiday to the UK and pick up Hereward The End of Days. Amongst other places, we visit friends who live in Ely. On my birthday, the 7th of August, unfortunately … Continue reading Review: Hereward: End Of Days
The best historical novel of 1066