Lost Realms: Histories of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings
This is the world of Arthur and Urien; of the Picts and Britons and Saxon migration; of magic and war, myth and miracle. In Lost Realms Thomas Williams uncovers the forgotten origins and untimely demise of Britain's ancient kingdoms: lands that hover in the twilight between history and fable, whose stories hum with gods and miracles, with giants and battles and ruin. Why did some realms - like Wessex, Northumbria and Gwynedd - prosper while others fell? And how did their communities adapt to the catastrophic changes of their age? Drawing on Britain ' s ancient landscape and bringing together new archaeological revelations with the few precious fragments of surviving written sources, Williams spectacularly rebuilds a lost past.
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- ISBN: 9780008171988
- Number of pages: 432
- Weight: 380g
- Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm