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The Origins and Early History of the English

Bryan Evans

During the late 4th and early 5th centuries the Roman Empire came under increasing attacks from Germanic and other tribes. In order to strengthen their core defences Rome moved armies away from places like Britain, finally abandoning it and its citizens in 410.

With the Romans gone, Britons had to provide for their own defence and in doing so followed the Roman example by employing Germanic mercenaries. This opened the door to Anglo-Saxon migration and settlements. As the hold of the local British leadership slackened, forceful Anglo-Saxon leaders were well-placed to take over post-Roman tribal kingdoms as 'going concerns'.

The telling of this tale focuses on the human story, on footloose adventurers, on formidable warlords, on twists of fate, on truth and treachery, on desperate last stands and daring, foolhardy raids.

25 maps help the reader get to grips with the twists and turns of the plot.

12.95 - 25 maps - 170 x 244mm - approx. 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" - 212 pages.


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