Lost Realms : Histories of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings
Author: Williams, Thomas Published 28/09/2023 | Paperback / softback
128 x 197 x 34 | 384g
‘A beautiful, beautiful book . . . archaeology is changing so much about the way we view the so-called Dark Ages â€¦ [Williams] is just brilliant at bringing them to light’ Rory Stewart on The Rest is Politics
From the bestselling author of Viking Britain, a new epic history of our forgotten past.
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 Britainâ€™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 â€“ like Wessex, Northumbria and Gwynedd â€“ prosper while others fell? And how did their communities adapt to the catastrophic changes of their age? Drawing on Britain â€™ s ancient landscape and bringing together new archaeological revelations with the few precious fragments of surviving written sources, Williams spectacularly rebuilds a lost past.