“A most enjoyable read and will be of great interest to those pupils studying history.”
Nottingham High School
“Thank you for The Saxon Times, such fun and very informative and interesting and great for history teachers at both Secondary and primary level, using extracts for ideas and introductory work.”
The Saxon Times
A Look at how the events of 1066 may have been reported by an English newspaper – with a little interference from the Normans
This book takes a novel and very different look at the tumultuous events of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Instead of being written as history, the book takes the form of a series of facsimile pages from a contemporary newspaper reporting on events as they unfolded and appeared to contemporary people.
When King Edward the Confessor died in January 1066 nobody can have foreseen the year of bloodshed and mayhem that would take place. Everything seemed settled and peaceful.
But very soon it became obvious that greedy, envious foreign eyes were being cast toward England. Invasion was not far off.
Follow what happened through the pages of the Saxon Times, a uniquely English look at what happened in that momentous year through the ‘eye-witnesses’ reports of the Saxon Times reporters.