Warfare, Raiding and Defence in Early Medieval Britain (Hardcover)

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Warfare, Raiding and Defence in Early medieval Britain is an examination of warfare in the period AD 400-850, often called the Dark Ages, which is roughly the period between the end of Roman rule and the arrival of large Viking armies. It uses written sources, archeological evidence, and surviving features in the landscape to analyze the nature of warfare in those days, paying particular attention to the large defensive earthworks typical of the period. Luckily these earthworks have survived long after the warriors have turned to dust; their locations in the landscape are mute witness to the nature of early medieval warfare. This period helped forge and mold the nations of modern Britain. This book shows that raiding was the driving force behind the political, cultural, and linguistic changes that affected post-Roman Britain, and provides a picture of how raids and counter-raiding measures worked in practice.

About the Author

Dr. Erik Grigg teaches early medieval history at Bishop Grossteste University and gives public lectures on historical subjects across the East Midlands.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780719826788
ISBN-10: 0719826780
Publisher: Robert Hale
Publication Date: September 20th, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English