Lost Realms

Lost Realms: Histories of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings

Paperback Published on: 28/09/2023
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Lost Realms
Excellent, entertaining history writing at its best
I found Lost Realms to be an extremely readable and interesting discussion of post-Roman history using the geography of the British Isles to provide the re... READ MORE
Dave at Hastings


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

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Lost Realms
Exactly what I hoped for…going where other academics dare not.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It deals with the ephemeral - the kingdoms that existed in but did not survive our early medieval period and because of the... READ MORE
richard tompkins