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ARMIES OF ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND 410-1066

History, Organization and Equipment

Autore: Gabriele Esposito

Codice: 220458

€ 30,00

DISPONIBILE FINE NOVEMBRE 2022

In the early 5th century, Germanic Angles, Saxons and Jutes crossed the North Sea in increasing numbers and began settling among the ruins of the former Roman province of Britannia. This led to centuries of warfare as these 'Anglo-Saxons' carved new, independent kingdoms at the point of the sword, fighting the native Britons and each other. From the late eighth century they also had to face the threat of the Vikings, at first as opportunistic raiders but increasingly bent on conquest. The last Viking invasion was defeated by Harold Godwinson at Stamford Bridge but he was defeated by the Normans in that same fatal year of 1066, ending the Anglo-Saxon Age.

Gabriele Esposito gives an overview of Anglo-Saxon military history, narrating the great campaigns, such as those of Alfred the Great of Wessex and Harold Godwinson. He discusses in detail the composition of Anglo-Saxon forces, their tactics, weapons and equipment, detailing developments across the period. The informative, accessible text is supported by dozens of colour images showing replica Saxon war gear in use.

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

Illustrato anche a colori

Pagine

176

Misure

17 x 25

Rilegato

SI

ISBN
9781399093972

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