Warrior: A Life of War in Anglo-Saxon Britain
Warrior tells the story of forgotten man, a man whose bones were found in an Anglo-Saxon graveyard at Bamburgh castle in Northumberland. It is the story of a violent time when Britain was defining itself in waves of religious fervour, scattered tribal expansion and terrible bloodshed; it is the story of the fighting class, men apart, defined in life and death by their experiences on the killing field; it is an intricate and riveting narrative of survival and adaptation set in the stunning political and physical landscapes of medieval England.
Warrior is a classic of British history, a landmark of popular archaeology, and a must-read for anyone interested in the story of where we’ve come from.
“A riveting, brilliantly written account.” Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller.
“The disruptive and imaginative force of archaeology revealed.” Alex Burghart, The Spectator.
First Published on 19 September 2019 by Granta Books.