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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles: The Authenic Voices of England, from the Time of Julius Caesar to the Coronation of Henry II

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From the Roman occupation to the coronation of Henry II, a thousand years of English history are recorded in the Anglo-Saxon chronicles. Translated into modern prose by Anne Savage, and accompanied by informative commentary, the voices of old speak from the pages of this accessible book, providing an insight into life as it really was in England during this period.Lavishly ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Continental Enterprises Group (first published December 31st 1982)
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In a nutshell, this hefty hardback is a reproduction of the Anglo-Saxon chronicle, a yearly account of English deeds from the birth of Christ to the 12th century. It was written by monks and the first half is retrospective; it wasn't until King Alfred's era that this chronicle was actually begun.

Anne Savage has translated and collated the chronicle into a fine-looking account. My only issue is with her statement in the foreword that "we have presented the Chronicles selectively, [...:] the langu
I really enjoyed this book even though it took me a long time to read it. It is a year-by-year account of major political and religious events in Christianity/England from the year 1 to 1154 (when King Stephen died). The translator combined several of the A/S Chronicle manuscripts together and included modern explanations of the history that helped the reader to understand what was going on. It also included some A/S poetry that was beautifully written and was a nice change from the yearly accou ...more
A translation of the chronicles coupled with illustrations and a historical review of the times. Singles out historical figures, architecture and art from Roman occupation to the battle of hastings, and beyond to Henry II. Great illustrations and pictures from relevant archeology. I would have liked more information on language development and mythology but in terms of a generous overview, this was book has been one of my better finds.
The nerd in me made an appearance because I really loved this book. It was written like a historical chronology and so I just read a detailed timeline. I am related to some of the people in the book so it was neat to read about the things that they did.
Pete daPixie
Love this book, with it's translated chronicles laid out year by year from Julius Caesar to Henry II with some tasty illustrations.
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