Anglo-Saxons by Paul Hill
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The Anglo-Saxons

The Verdict of History

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Anglo-Saxons by Paul Hill

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In the last of his trilogy on the Anglo-Saxons, Paul Hill explores their legacy, as interpreted over the last millennium. Not long after the Norman invasion, William of Malmesbury was seeing it as an unmitigated disaster, while Geoffrey of Monmouth cast the Anglo-Saxons as cruel invaders and resurrected the old Arthurian myths. Later, Elizabethan historians saved Anglo-Saxon manuscripts for posterity and the English Civil War saw the overtly political use of a sense of Anglo-Saxonism, while in Victorian times Anglo-Saxon personal names became fashionable. In conclusion, the author asks whether the Anglo-Saxons have any meaning in modern multi-cultural England.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752436043
ISBN-10: 075243604X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: NPI Media Group
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Hill

The previous two volumes in this trilogy on the Anglo-Saxons are The Age of Athelstan: Britain's Forgotten History and The Road to Hastings: the Politics of Power in Anglo-Saxon England. Paul Hill lives in Kingston-upon-Thames.

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