Sixteen hundred years ago, Britain left the Roman Empire and swiftly fell into ruin. Grand cities and luxurious villas were deserted and left to crumble, and civil society collapsed into chaos. Into this violent and unstable world came foreign invaders from across the sea and established themselves as its new masters. These new invaders would come to be known as the Anglo-Saxons.
In a brand-new examination of these often-overlooked people, Marc Morris tells the extraordinary story of how the Anglo-Saxons fought for land and glory, how they converted from their old gods to Christianity, how they established churches and were craftsman of great works of arts. Marc explores the lives of famous figures such as King Offa, Alfred the Great and Edward the Confessor and also brings to life lesser-known characters ranging from grasping nobles to ambitious queens and even revolutionary saints.
About the speaker
Dr Marc Morris is a historian who specialises in the Middle Ages. He studied and taught at the universities of London and Oxford and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His books include a bestselling history of the Norman Conquest and highly acclaimed biographies of King John and Edward I (A Great and Terrible King). He also presented the TV series Castle and wrote its accompanying book. He contributes regularly to other history programmes on radio and television and writes for numerous journals and magazines.