In March 1016 Earl Uhtred of Northumbria was ambushed and brutally murdered by a rival magnate - with full collusion of England's ruthless new ruler, King Canute - setting in motion a sixty-year cycle of violence, treachery, slaughter and revenge.
In this gripping work of historical detection, Richard Fletcher sheds new light on the fledgling Anglo-Saxon world, and on legendary figures such as Ethelred the Unready, Eric Bloodaxe and William the Conqueror, bringing one of the most bloodthirsty periods of English history to life.
xv, 231 pp., including Appendix, Bibliography, Notes, and Index. Spine slightly faded, pages a little tanned, contents otherwise clean, with no annotations.
Weight 250g. Size 19.7 x 12.9 x 2 cm.