Month: October 2023

The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria by Max Adams

The King in the North: The magisterial biography of Oswald Whiteblade, exiled prince of Northumbria, who returned in blood and glory to reclaim his birthright.

Runestones reveal the power of a Viking queen

Thyra's Remarkable Legacy: 10th Century Viking-Age Denmark Unveiled

Harpole Treasure

7th Century Treasure: The Harpole find, unearthed in Northampton, offers a glimpse into a bygone era of wealth and faith.

Peter the Hermit shows the crusaders the way to Jerusalem. French illumination (about 1270)

Peter the Hermit's fervent mission sparked the People's Crusade, mobilizing thousands for the First Crusade in 1096.

Two Houses, Two Kingdoms A History of France and England, 1100–1300 by Catherine Hanley

Two Houses, Two Kingdoms: An exhilarating, accessible chronicle of the ruling families of France and England, showing how two dynasties formed one extraordinary story

Offa of Mercia

King Offa of Mercia (757-796 AD), a powerful ruler in Anglo-Saxon England, reshaped his realm's destiny and clashed with the Church.

Unruly The Ridiculous History of England's Kings and Queens by David Mitchell

Unruly: A rollicking history of England’s kings and queens from Arthur to Elizabeth I, a tale of power, glory, and excessive beheadings.

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