The Saxons in Britain

The Saxons in Britain

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A history of Britain from prehistoric and Roman times, through the arrival of the Saxons, the development of the Octarchy, and up to the arrival of the Vikings and the reign of Aethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great.


The Dawn of History

The Ancient Britons

The Druids

Landing of Julius Cæsar

Caractacus, Boadicea, and Agricola

Departure of the Romans

Britain after the Roman Period


The Ancient Saxons

Hengist, Horsa, Rowena, and Vortigern

Ella, Cerdric, and King Arthur

Establishment of the Saxon Octarchy

The Conversion of Ethelbert

Edwin, King of the Deiri and Bernicia

Penda, the Pagan Monarch of Mercia

Decline of the Saxon Octarchy

Offa the Terrible

Egbert, King of All the Saxons


Anglo-Saxon Culture


Government and Laws


Architecture, Art, and Science

Costume, Manners, Customs, and Everyday Life

This is a new edition of part of the volume History of the Anglo-Saxons, originally published in 1850.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 522g
  • English
  • 0648870510
  • 9780648870517
  • 2,387,466