Alfred the Great | The Anglo-Saxons | Domesday Book | History of the Kings of Britain | Orkneyinga Saga | The Saga of the Volsungs | Ecclesiastical History of the English People With Bede's Letter to Egbert and Cuthberts Letter on the Death of Bede | The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings | The Ecclesiastical History of the English People/ The Greater Chronicle/ Bede's Letter to Egbert
Michael Swanton's translation is the most complete and faithful reading ever published. Extensive notes draw on the latest evidence of paleographers, archaeologists and textual and social historians to place these annals in the context of current knowledge. Fully indexed and complemented by maps and genealogical tables, this edition allows ready access to one of the prime sources of English national culture. The introduction provides all the information a first-time reader could need, cutting an easy route through often complicated matters. Also includes nine maps.
About: The first continuous national history of any western people in their own language, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle traces the history of early England from the migration of the Saxon war-lords, through Roman Britain, the onslaught of the Vikings, the Norman Conquest and on through the reign of Stephen.
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