Today, 14 October, is the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings

If Harold had read some of these books about the Battle of Hastings, he probably wouldn't have lost!

Review: Hereward: End Of Days

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

Review: Holy Warrior

Holy Warrior by Angus Donald My rating: 4 of 5 stars A powerful, provocative and thought-provoking read, this is the second installment in Angus Donald's re-interpretation of the Robin Hood myth. Even though you are prepared for this not being your usual Robin Hood story, Angus Donald still keeps you gripped and surprises you at … Continue reading Review: Holy Warrior

Review: Sworn Sword: The Bloody Aftermath Of 1066 England's Fate Hangs In The Balance

Sworn Sword: The Bloody Aftermath Of 1066 England's Fate Hangs In The Balance by James Aitcheson My rating: 4 of 5 stars History is written by the winners. As someone much cleverer (Winston Churchill?) than me once said. Except for the aftermath of the 1066 invasion and conquering of Olde England, by the Normans. All … Continue reading Review: Sworn Sword: The Bloody Aftermath Of 1066 England's Fate Hangs In The Balance

Review: Britain AD: A Quest for Arthur, England and the Anglo-Saxons

Britain AD: A Quest for Arthur, England and the Anglo-Saxons by Francis Pryor My rating: 4 of 5 stars Just when you thought you had the early history of Britain straight: Celts living peacefully fighting with each other. Romans invade and rule and civilise. Romans go back to Rome, leave some Romanised British and other … Continue reading Review: Britain AD: A Quest for Arthur, England and the Anglo-Saxons