Book cover of Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England by Eleanor Parker
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Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England

Why did the Vikings sail to England? Were they indiscriminate raiders, motivated solely by bloodlust and plunder? One narrative, the stereotypical one, might have it so. But locked away in the buried history of the British Isles are other, far richer and more nuanced, stories; and these hidden tales paint a picture very different from the ferocious pillagers of popular repute. […Learn More]

Book cover of Conquered: The Last Children of Anglo-Saxon England by Eleanor Parker
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Conquered: The Last Children of Anglo-Saxon England 

The Battle of Hastings and its aftermath nearly wiped out the leading families of Anglo-Saxon England – so what happened to the children this conflict left behind?

Conquered offers a fresh take on the Norman Conquest by exploring the lives of those children, who found themselves uprooted by the dramatic events of 1066. Among them were the children of Harold Godwineson and his brothers, survivors of a family shattered by violence who were led by their courageous grandmother Gytha to start again elsewhere. […Learn More]