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Ged Strathclyde Powys and Gwynedd the Scots of Dal Riata and the Picts of the far North A famed warrior the 'Whiteblade' or 'Blessed arm' of legend he won and lost his kingdom in battle He was the first English King.

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✻ [BOOKS] ✯ The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria By Max Adams ❅ – Chickenshedcafe.uk Oswald Iding ruled Northumbria for eight years from AD 632 to 642 In that time he was recognised as overlord of almost all the other Kingdoms of Britain of Wessex Mercia Lindsey and East Anglia of theOswald Iding ruled Northumbria for eight years from AD 632 to 642 In that time he was recognised as overlord of almost all the other Kingdoms of Britain of Wessex Mercia Lindsey and East Anglia of the Britons of Rhe.

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ePUB chickenshedcafe.uk ò The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of I am an archaeologist woodsman and traveller I live in the North east of England where I write about landscape and history My next non fiction work to be published in Autumn 2017 is called Alfred's Britain a history and archaeology of the British Isles in the Viking Age The King in the North has been a non fiction bestseller since its publication In the Land of Giants my latest non ficti

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10 thoughts on “The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria

  1. Kieran Kieran says:

    ePUB chickenshedcafe.uk ò The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of king ebok, north free, life ebok, times book, oswald free, northumbria mobile, The King epub, in the ebok, in the North The download, King in the kindle, King in the North The kindle, The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria PDFSomething I should make clear from the outset; I have an MA in Medieval History and 'specialised' in the early Middle Ages So it was with some trepidation that I approached this book Generally if it's a book on the early medieval period which you can actually buy in a bookshop you need to be cautious as it tends to be either Arthurian weird Saxon weird Viking weird or just plain wrongI'm happy to say this book was none of the above The author brilliantly catapults the reader into the life and times of Oswald the Anglo Saxon king martyr who emerges from his youthful exile at Iona to seize the thrones of Northumbria rules for eigh


  2. Terry Terry says:

    ePUB chickenshedcafe.uk ò The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of king ebok, north free, life ebok, times book, oswald free, northumbria mobile, The King epub, in the ebok, in the North The download, King in the kindle, King in the North The kindle, The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria PDF35 starsMy first attempt at reading this book was a failure While I found much of it to be both interesting and well written I ended up being defeated by other elements that I found much less interesting namely the author’s digressions into archaeological and topographical details of the areas he describes Now given that the author is an archaeologist I can’t fault him for these details and I in no way wish to impugn the value of archaeology in shedding significant light onto the past especially in cases where we have little or no literary evidence to go onI just personally find archaeology especially when described in detail to be kind of well boring uite frankly and thus these sections hampered my progress into the book I’ve recently been bitten by an interest in the Anglo Saxon period of British history however and thus kept thinking about coming back to the book


  3. Matt Brady Matt Brady says:

    ePUB chickenshedcafe.uk ò The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of king ebok, north free, life ebok, times book, oswald free, northumbria mobile, The King epub, in the ebok, in the North The download, King in the kindle, King in the North The kindle, The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria PDFOswald Whiteblade was an early King of Northumbria in northern England during the Dark Ages who apparently served as the inspiration for Tolkien's Aragorn and was also a focus of the Venerable Bede's most famous work the Ecclesiastical History He also became a Saint of the early English church and his cult had an enduring and wide ranging power spreading to the Continent as far away as Germany and SwitzerlandThe problem with any look at the Dark Ages is the scarcity of sources Max Adams is forced to rely almost entirely on Bede as well as a handful of Annals and Chronicles some contemporary some not and as a result there are a massive amount of what ifs Adams does a good job of reconstructing a plausible timeline of events though using a lot of archaeological research but he's inevitably forced to do a lot of speculating and guesswork Overall it's a fairly interesting look at early Anglo Saxon England and the birth of the English Church


  4. Jenny Jenny says:

    ePUB chickenshedcafe.uk ò The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of king ebok, north free, life ebok, times book, oswald free, northumbria mobile, The King epub, in the ebok, in the North The download, King in the kindle, King in the North The kindle, The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria PDFThis book is a fabulous look into the players of early medieval England In depth yet still readable this was a lovely surprise I wish I had read it will studying medieval England for my MA


  5. The Idle Woman The Idle Woman says:

    ePUB chickenshedcafe.uk ò The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of king ebok, north free, life ebok, times book, oswald free, northumbria mobile, The King epub, in the ebok, in the North The download, King in the kindle, King in the North The kindle, The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria PDFAn excellent and very readable history of 7th century Anglo Saxon England focusing on Oswald king of Northumbria hero of Bede's Ecclesiastical History founder of Lindisfarne and inspiration for JRR Tolkien's Aragorn Setting him in the context of his time the book explores the dynamic between the pagan traditions of the warrior king and the new themes of eternal salvation being introduced by Christian missionaries and the Irish monastic tradition Blending archaeological evidence with material from Bede's Ecclesiastical History Adams creates a plausible and absorbing narrative of a young man's journey from exile to kingship and beyond from martyrdom to the status of one of the most revered saints of medieval Europe It's not a short book but it's gripping stuff A hard copy is recommended rather than the Kindle version I read if only because you wil


  6. Michelle Styles Michelle Styles says:

    ePUB chickenshedcafe.uk ò The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of king ebok, north free, life ebok, times book, oswald free, northumbria mobile, The King epub, in the ebok, in the North The download, King in the kindle, King in the North The kindle, The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria PDFThis book has a lot going for it The time period is thoroughly interesting and the personages involved fascinating but it lacked a clear narrative It was not so much about St Oswald but the formation of the Northumbrian state from say 600 up to 793 AD Adams does put forth an interesting supposition for why the Vikings struck name


  7. Edoardo Albert Edoardo Albert says:

    ePUB chickenshedcafe.uk ò The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of king ebok, north free, life ebok, times book, oswald free, northumbria mobile, The King epub, in the ebok, in the North The download, King in the kindle, King in the North The kindle, The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria PDFNot surprisingly Max Adams' book finds an appreciative reader in me it's all about Northumbria Although ostensibly a biography of Oswald in fact it tells the story of the great age of the kingdom starting with its emergence into history under the 'Twister' Aethelfrith through my favourite Edwin to Oswald Oswiu and Ecgfrith with an afterword about the golden cultural age of the eighth century Adams is never less than fascinating he brings to light all sorts of nuggets of information and parallels I particularly liked the comparison between Oswald and Thomas Cochrane the premier frigate commander of the Napoleonic Wars and a man of such daring his exploits


  8. M.J. M.J. says:

    ePUB chickenshedcafe.uk ò The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of king ebok, north free, life ebok, times book, oswald free, northumbria mobile, The King epub, in the ebok, in the North The download, King in the kindle, King in the North The kindle, The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria PDFSo I wasn't too sure about this when I started reading it because it wasn't uite as scholarly as I was expecting That said it kept me reading so it must have had something going for it Initially the author's modern descriptions of the places mentioned annoyed me but then I know many of the places so didn't need the extra information To those who've never visited Bamb


  9. Jorg Jorg says:

    ePUB chickenshedcafe.uk ò The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of king ebok, north free, life ebok, times book, oswald free, northumbria mobile, The King epub, in the ebok, in the North The download, King in the kindle, King in the North The kindle, The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria PDFWhat we actually know about Oswald would fill several pages at best so Adams has to take a much wider aim and he succeeds brilliantly The life and legacy of Oswald is placed in the context of the changing Anglo Saxon society of the 7th century with asides on its periphery social structures religious developments general tribal politics and emergence of nations all written with clear erudition and love of both the subject and the landscape Choices made by Oswald and his immediate successors set up patterns that played a major part in later events of Northumbrian and general English history from Viking raids all the way to the Dissolution This is how history books should be written embedded in a wider weave details placed in context and clearly described as part of a pattern Good stuff on a fascinating and still little known subject


  10. Daniel Wright Daniel Wright says:

    ePUB chickenshedcafe.uk ò The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of king ebok, north free, life ebok, times book, oswald free, northumbria mobile, The King epub, in the ebok, in the North The download, King in the kindle, King in the North The kindle, The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria PDFSt Oswald's story is a remarkable romance He was a exiled rightful heir who returned to claim his crown; he was a Christian warrior saint who died in battle against the heathen Adams tells this story both with an engaging style and with historical rigour


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