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The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

John Blair

August 2000

ISBN: 9780192854032

112 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Blair's Very Short Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Age covers the emergence of the earliest English settlements to the Norman victory at Hastings in 1066. This book is a brief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England.

  • Most comprehensive and authoritative short guide to the Anglo-Saxon age
  • Highly acclaimed text, first published in The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
  • Revised and updated for this edition
  • Indispensable for students and general readers

About the Author(s)

John Blair, Fellow and Prelector in Modern History, The Queen's College, Oxford

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:The English settlements
    2:The seventh century
    3:Christianity and the monastic culture
    4:The Mercian supremacy
    5:The Viking invasions and the rise of the house of Wessex
    6:Æthelred and Cnut: the decline of the English monarchy
    7:The end of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom
    Further reading
    Chronology
    Index