The English Resistance

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The English Resistance

Postby FionaDowson » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:28 pm

The Underground War Against the Normans. Peter Rex. Amberley publishing. library number 942.02

The Normans invaded and the Anglo-Saxons simply gave up. Really???? Not on your life!!!

This is a well researched account of the Saxon resistance to the Norman Yolk with plenty of references to primary sources and a whole chapter on Hereward the Wake. It's easy to see where the Robin Hood legend of suppressed Englishman fighting a guerilla war against the Norman overlords came from.

Give this to Bernard Cornwell and it'll provide material for another half dozen novels. If he doesn't write them someone else should as this is a gripping read and too much fun to be left to academics.



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Re: The English Resistance

Postby Jack Campin » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:34 pm

This is a well researched account of the Saxon resistance to the Norman Yolk


I'm afraid your historical sources have got scrambled.



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Re: The English Resistance

Postby Simon Atford » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:11 pm

Jack Campin wrote:
This is a well researched account of the Saxon resistance to the Norman Yolk


I'm afraid your historical sources have got scrambled.


What eggsactly you mean by that?



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Re: The English Resistance

Postby Medicus Matt » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:32 am

There are lots of novels about Hereward and the English Resistance, including an ongoing series by James Swift.

"The Normans invaded and the Anglo-Saxons simply gave up. Really????"

Does anybody think that?


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Re: The English Resistance

Postby Jack Campin » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:07 am

Some people get coddled about history.

Come to think of it, poaching was a late manifestaion of the English resistance.

Or a meringue?



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Re: The English Resistance

Postby Simon Atford » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:50 pm

Jack Campin wrote:Some people get coddled about history.

Come to think of it, poaching was a late manifestaion of the English resistance.

Or a meringue?


I've never understood how they managed to poach the King's deer. Must have needed a very big pan!




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