Warfare, Raiding and Defence in Early Medieval Britain


By Erik Grigg
ISBN:
PUBLISHED: 2010
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 234x156 mm
INSIDE: 70 colour illustrations

Warfare, Raiding and Defence in Early Medieval Britain is an examination of warfare in the period AD400-850, 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, archaeological evidence and surviving features in the landscape to analyse the nature of warfare in those days, paying particular attention to the large defensive earthworks typical of the period. Luckily these earthworks survive 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 mould the nations of modern Britain.

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