(Review) The Anglo-Saxons, General Editor James Campbell

Publisher: Penguin Books 1991.
Genre: Non-fiction, Anglo-Saxon, England.
Format: Paperback.
Page: 272.
Rating: 5 Stars for excellent.
Source: Self-purchase.

The link to see inside the book: Amazon. 

The Anglo-Saxons is not available in an ebook. I don't feel an ebook would ever do justice to its vivid photographs. The paperback size is 8.2 x 10.9.  

Link to purchase at Amazon. 
Summary:
Three historians have compiled an in-depth chronicle of the Anglo-Saxon era. James Campbell, Patrick Wormald, and Eric John began with the Roman rule in Britain, and ended with the Battle of Hastings. Specific studies of Christianity, German settlers, reigns of kings, manuscripts, Vikings, warfare, and key battles are all explored.
The Anglo-Saxons is a large glossy paperback. A must-have for all readers of British history, especially those keen on the Anglo-Saxon era.  

My Thoughts:
I love this book. I repeat, I love this book! I'm giddy, and this is an unusual response from a gal who is reserved in nature.
I read the book cover to cover and zeroed in on the photographs and illustrations. Most of the photographs and illustrations are in black and white, some are in color. But all of them are fascinating.
An added gem to the The Anglo-Saxons, is the large amount of information gleaned on ecclesiastical history in Britain. I did not expect to read-in several areas of the book-a study on Christianity. A sub-chapter titled "The Making of the Early English Church," examines "culture" and "values" the Christian church provided. One of my favorite chapters was "The Age of Bede and Aethelbald." A synopsis of Bede's book is included in this chapter.
A personal goal of mine is to read and study ecclesiastical history. I have the book written by Bede, Ecclesiastical History of the English People. I hope to read this book later this year or in the new year.
The Anglo-Saxons vacillates between academic reading and narrative history reading.

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