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|Notes:||Originally published: London: Viking, 1999.|
|Description:||352 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm|
|Contents:||Part 1 Myth and history: the Norman Yoke; King Arthur - lost again?; Glastonbury, the grail and the Isle of Avalon; merrie Englande - the legend of Robin Hood; when was England England?. Part 2 Manuscripts and mysteries: heritage and destructions - the troublesome journey and laborious search of John Leland; Alfred the Great - the case of the fenland forger; the lost life of King Athelstan; the story of a book. Part 3 Landscapes and people: the last bowl-turner of England; Tinsley Wood; a Devon house - to Domesday and beyond; Peatling Magna - August 1265; Jarrow and English history; epilogue - an English family.|