The 'Dark' Ages From the Sack of Rome to Hastings by Martin J Dougherty

 I found this quite academic and more of a book for research than bedtime reading. However, it was well-written and well-researched with interesting pictures. I liked the boxed sections about characters, such as King Arthur, and I enjoyed reading about early British history, King Alfred, and the growth of Christianity in Britain. It certainly proves that the 'Dark' Ages were really not so dark after all - certainly the Celts, for example, had a highly developed culture, and people such as St Hilda played an amazingly important role in the history of Christianity.

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.


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