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An alternative history of Britain : the Anglo-Saxon age

Author: Timothy Venning
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Taking a similar approach to his successful If Rome Hadn't Fallen, Timothy Venning explores the various decision points in a fascinating period of British history and the alternative paths that it might have taken. Dr. Timothy Venning starts within an outline of the process by which much of Britain came to be settled by Germanic tribes after the end of Roman rule, as far as it can be determined from the sparse and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Venning
ISBN: 9781781591253 1781591253
OCLC Number: 837508321
Description: xi, 224 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms to c.800 --
Part one: The setting: an era of personal leadership and creation of new kingdoms --
Part two: The kingdoms: real and alternative courses of development (2. The post-Roman British kingdoms ; 3. Which Anglo-Saxon state could have triumphed long term in the seventh to ninth centuries? ; 4. The Vikings and after: 866 and all that ; 5. The Kingdom of Wessex / England from the reign of Alfred ; 6. 1066: The fall of Anglo-Saxon England and its aftermath).
Responsibility: Tim Venning.

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