Edoardo Albert and Paul Gething

Edoardo Albert and Paul Gething


Warrior: A Life of War in Anglo-Saxon Britain

This is the thrilling true tale of an Anglo-Saxon warrior skeleton unearthed at the Bamburgh Castle dig in Northumberland. The authors trace his life from being a celebrated fighter in the service of the king, to his burial with his young son. They recreate the turbulent times in which he lived, when Britain was a patchwork of competing kingdoms, riven by waves of religious fervour, scattered tribal expansion and terrible bloodshed.

Edoardo Albert is a writer, journalist and historian who has published several books set in the Anglo-Saxon period. He has written for the Sunday Times, History Today and Time Out. He co-wrote Northumbria: the Lost Kingdom with Paul Gething. He lives in London.

Paul Gething is lead archaeologist and Director at the Bamburgh Castle dig. Paul divides his archaeological time between experimental work, (smelting, blade-smithing and jewellery making techniques) and writing. He has written for History, The Great Outdoors and Time Out. He lives in York.


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