King Arthur's Wars
By: Jim Storr (author)Hardback
'King Arthur's Wars' describes one of the biggest archaeological finds of our times; yet there is nothing new to see. There are secrets hidden in plain sight. We speak English today, because the Anglo-Saxons took over most of post-Roman Britain. How did that happen? There is little evidence: not much archaeology, and even less written history. There is, however, a huge amount of speculation. 'King Arthur's Wars' brings an entirely new approach to the subject. The answers are out there, in the countryside, waiting to be found. Months of field work and map study allow us to understand, for the first time, how the Anglo-Saxons conquered England; county by county and decade by decade. 'King Arthur's Wars' exposes what the landscape and the placenames tell us. As a result, we can now know far more about this 'Dark Age'. What is so special about Essex? Why is Buckinghamshire an odd shape? Why is the legend of King Arthur so special to us? Why don't Cumbrian farmers use English numbers when they count sheep? Why don't we know where Camelot was? Why did the Romano-British stop eating oysters?
What does this have to do with Napoleon's Ulm campaign of 1805, or the Prusso-Danish War of 1864? 'King Arthur's Wars' tells that story.
Professor Jim Storr is a former soldier turned analyst and academic. He was the British Army's most prolific thinker and writer. On leaving the Army, he started a second career in consultancy, teaching, writing and research. Jim has lectured or taught in staff colleges and military academies around the world, as well as at several universities. He has published scores of articles, papers, book chapters and publications. His first book, 'The Human Face of War', was published by Continuum (now Bloomsbury) in 2009.
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