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Britain in the First Millennium

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This survey of medieval Britain presents the events comprising the two great invasions from Continental Europe as a coherent narrative. Unique both for its broad historical perspective and for its wide geographic coverage, Edward James' all-encompassing history spans the "long" millennium from the first century BC through the Norman Conquest and covers events across the wh ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Josh Liller
This book was assigned reading for my Medieval England college class. Older history like this is not really one of my areas of interest or strong knowledge, but the book was still moderately interesting and decently written. The author tries to be honest about the many limitations and uncertainties in the historical record for pre-Conquest England.
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I tried to actually read this book now that it wasn't required reading for me. I can't finish it. It was as dry and boring as I remember. I have to move to something else.
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