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The Anglo Saxon Chronicle: A History of England From Roman Times to the Norman Conquest


The Anglo Saxon Chronicle: A History of England From Roman Times to the Norman Conquest

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In the late 9th Century, under King Alfred the Great of England, scholars compiled a history of the island from the invasion by Julius Caesar to 891.The narrative, drawn from many historical accounts, was known as the Anglo Saxon Chronicle.After Alfred's death, the Chronicles were continued, with some versions being updated yearly until 1154. Today, the Anglo Saxon Chronicles are the most important source for early English history.Among the events described in the Chronicles are the Roman withdrawal from England, the first Viking raids on the island, and the Battle of Hastings that led to Norman rule.
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  • Anonymous(Author)
  • Red and Black Publishers (2 Jan. 2009)
  • English
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  • By Blue and white on 24 October 2013

    I bought this for my grandson because he loves ancient English history. It's ideal for him because the paragraphs are short, too the point and as he says, the facts are easy to store in his head. It's a reference book really, not one to sit down and read of a wet afternoon, but very interesting all the same.

  • By G Reece on 17 May 2012

    As the title says, the translation is quite dated (1823 and 1847 to be exact) with a few edits from 1912 translations. It is still a good translation though, and a good source for medieval essays.One thing that annoys me about this translation is that it doesn't inform you which Chronicle has been translated. There are 4 chronicles for 1066 in this translation, but it doesn't tell which ones they are. I had to use a lecturers version of the ASC to get this information. The lecturers version, however, was not entirely chronological. It darted back and forth sometimes, and was also quite expensive. At least this version is quite affordable and makes sense.Hope this helped :).

  • By Mary Newsome on 28 April 2013

    Even though I like the translation I feel it would have benefitted from the inclusion of a small dictionary type section explaining certain archaic words and phrases. For example, gang-days.

  • By Peter Hopkins on 29 December 2013

    A very useful and interesting reference book, though definitely not for bed-time reading cover to cover. It is great for looking up what the chronicler had to say about the events of a particular year

  • By Nick Landon on 19 March 2013

    If you have an interest in Anglo-Saxon England, you cannot avoid reading this book. It is the major written source of history for the period, even if it does include the appearance of dragons!

  • By Mr. William J. I. Thompson on 19 October 2010

    The Chronicle, our authority on Anglo-Saxon England becomes even more to life with the Penguin Classic "Alfred the Great" and I would urge readers to obtain both to achieve the highest level of satisfaction.

  • By Michael Oliver on 26 November 2015

    This journal of arrow points over the a few centuries that seemed important at the time, gives endless fascination every time I choose a page to read. This is an ecclesiastical view of events through the first thousand years of English history

  • By Jamie Hall on 25 August 2015

    Very happy with this, only text as I wanted, as I have a hardback copy with images, only thing wrong is there is no index but I can cope with that

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