Lost realms

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‘A beautiful, beautiful book . . . archaeology is changing so much about the way we view the so-called Dark Ages ? [Williams] is just brilliant at bringing them to light’ Rory Stewart on The Rest is Politics

From the bestselling author of Viking Britain, a new epic history of our forgotten past.

This is the world of Arthur and Urien; of the Picts and Britons and Saxon migration; of magic and war, myth and miracle.

In Lost Realms Thomas Williams uncovers the forgotten origins and untimely demise of Britain’s ancient kingdoms: lands that hover in the twilight between history and fable, whose stories hum with gods and miracles, with giants and battles and ruin. Why did some realms – like Wessex, Northumbria and Gwynedd – prosper while others fell? And how did their communities adapt to the catastrophic changes of their age? Drawing on Britain ‘ s ancient landscape and bringing together new archaeological revelations with the few precious fragments of surviving written sources, Williams spectacularly rebuilds a lost past.

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‘A beautiful, beautiful book . . . archaeology is changing so much about the way we view the so-called Dark Ages ? [Williams] is just brilliant at bringing them to light’ Rory Stewart on The Rest is Politics

From the bestselling author of Viking Britain, a new epic history of our forgotten past.

This is the world of Arthur and Urien; of the Picts and Britons and Saxon migration; of magic and war, myth and miracle.

In Lost Realms Thomas Williams uncovers the forgotten origins and untimely demise of Britain’s ancient kingdoms: lands that hover in the twilight between history and fable, whose stories hum with gods and miracles, with giants and battles and ruin. Why did some realms – like Wessex, Northumbria and Gwynedd – prosper while others fell? And how did their communities adapt to the catastrophic changes of their age? Drawing on Britain ‘ s ancient landscape and bringing together new archaeological revelations with the few precious fragments of surviving written sources, Williams spectacularly rebuilds a lost past.

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Weight 0.38 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

413

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.01 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K