As a result of the Battle of Hastings the late Anglo-Saxon army has had a bad press. But it also had its victories in the campaigns of Scotland and Ireland. Examining its history, organisation, tactics and equipment, the author concludes that the army in the late Anglo-Saxon state was a part of the mainstream of military developments in this era.
Ian Stephenson is the author of many books on ancient weaponry and armour -- Roman Infantry Equipment, Romano-Byzantine Infantry Equipment and The AngloSaxon Shield, all published by Tempus. He lives in Reading.