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Review: The Empty Throne - Bernard Cornwell

4 of 5 stars

Series: The Last Kingdom 8

My version: Hardback
Historical Fiction England, Vikings
Harper Collins
Bought, signed

England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. 875 more words


Saxon Heroes

So with loads of gaming, life crap, Witcher 3 and everything else I have been grinding on with project Saxons. Footsore Miniatures is the manufacturer. Blatant plug but they are the good guys so go and have a look at their stuff. 180 more words


Ancient and still surviving - The Great Forest of Middlesex

Well, when I say surviving,  I actually mean pockets of a great forest still survive.  It would be a parallel universe where an ancient forest , especially around London, still exists in its original form!  463 more words

British History

The Anglo-Saxon Settlement of England

The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain describes the process which changed the language and culture of most of what became England from Romano-British to Germanic.

The Germanic-speakers in Britain, themselves of diverse origins, eventually developed a common cultural identity as Anglo-Saxons. 3,834 more words

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The Baltic Post is back, but with a difference...

The Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings and the Norman Conquest of Britain, how three migrant peoples came to form modern England

The theme of the Post now focusses on the period of the ‘Early-Middle Ages’, what is sometimes (somewhat misleadingly) called the ‘Dark Ages’, this period spans from the invasion of Britain by the Saxon’s in approximately 449AD, to the Invasion of Britain by William Duke of Normandy in 1066. 226 more words

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Finishing the Saxon Bodyguard

These have now had the bases painted and we are magnetised as the Irish go everywhere and I don’t have a clever solution for them. See I can learn from my mistakes dear reader. 53 more words



Like some kind of glutton for punishment idiot I have started a Saxon force. Partially to have something to fight against the Irish, and partially as I don’t have anything else to do. 67 more words