In Search of the Dark Ages
Santrauka: The Dark Ages are often considered a mysterious era. Once paid little interest by scholars, this period has yielded astonishing discoveries about its events and the people who lived through them. Based on the classic BBC television series, In Search of the Dark Ages embarks on an enthralling investigation of the mysterious centuries following the demise of the Roman Empire. Richly illustrated and highly engaging, In Search of the Dark Ages is sure to entertain as well as enlighten. Coverage includes: * Archaeological evidence for Queen Bodicea's terrible war of resistance against the Romans * Evidence for the shadowy resistance leader who fought against the Germanic hordes after the fall of Rome-and who may have been the real King Arthur * The discovery of the Sutton Hoo, a ship that offers intriguing clues about the origins of English kingdoms * Ofaa, Alfred, and Althelsan, three great kings who laid England's political foundations * The pivotal and fateful confrontation between King Harold and William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings.