Anglo-Saxon

Questioning Egbert's Edict

John Gillingham challenges an idea, recently presented in History Today, that the Anglo-Saxon King Egbert was responsible for the naming of England.

The Story of England: The Coming of the English

This extract is the first of a series in which Dr. Arthur Bryant describes the evolution of the English Kingdom, through the invasions of Saxons, Danes and Normans, to its consolidation in medieval times.

Alfred the Great

Russ Foster asks whether the legend of the heroic king is simply too good to be true.

Giving Life To Æthelstan

In a reign of just 15 years Æthelstan united the English for the first time. Yet many of the facts about him remain elusive. Sarah Foot describes the challenges of writing his biography.