Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Frank Merry Stenton

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks


Category: History

Page: 765

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This book covers the emergence of the earliest English kingdoms to the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in 1087. Professor Stenton examines the development of English society, describes the chief phases in the history of the Anglo-Saxon Church, and studies the unification of Britain begun by the kings of Mercia, and completed by the kings of Wessex. The result is a fascinating insight into this period of English history.

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Nottingham

Author: Kevin Turton

Publisher: Casemate Publishers



Page: 160

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'Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Nottingham' is part of the new established series by Wharncliffe Books. Covering the period 1830 -1950, the book examines murder and suspicious deaths in and around the city of Nottingham and what impact they had on the people of the city. Murder, mystery and suspicious deaths are often considered to be the province of the fiction writer. However, each story contained within 'Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Nottingham' is a true account of real events that had a serious impact upon all the lives of those involved. These are stories that once shocked, horrified and captivated, the people of Nottingham as they followed the unfolding events through the pages of the newspapers that hit their doormats each evening. From the strange and macabre to murder and mystery this book examines those cases. Analysing both motive and consequence alongside the social conditions prevalent at the time. It is a fascinating insight into a less well known period of Nottingham's past. Take a journey into the darker and unknown side of your area as you read 'Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Nottingham'. KEY SELLING POINTS * This is the first Foul Deeds book, in the series, to include the Nottingham area. * Readers always have a thirst for grisly tales of past misdemeanours in their local area. * A well illustrated book using local sources and articles. AUTHOR Kevin Turton was born in Rotherham. He was educated at Kimberworth Secondary School. Kevin has spent a number of years studying and writing about the results of crime, living much of his life in and around Rotherham. He worked in Senior Management for fifteen years and now writes from his home in Northamptonshire. This will be Kevin's second publication with Wharncliffe Books, his first being 'Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Rotherham'.

The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

Author: John Blair

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: History

Page: 112

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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Blair's Very Short Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Age covers the emergence of the earliest English settlements to the Norman victory in 1066. This book is a brief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.