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By Geoffrey Hindley

ISBN-10: 1845291611

ISBN-13: 9781845291617

Beginning advert four hundred (around the time in their invasion of britain) and working via to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historian Geoffrey Hindley exhibits the Anglo-Saxons as formative within the historical past not just of britain but additionally of Europe. The society encouraged by means of the warrior global of the outdated English poem "Beowulf" observed England turn into the world's first country nation and Europe's first nation to behavior affairs in its personal language, and Bede and Boniface of Wessex identify the courting conference we nonetheless use at the present time. together with the entire most modern examine, it is a interesting overview of a necessary historic interval.

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