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If you want to discover the captivating history of Wessex and Mercia, then pay attention...

Two captivating manuscripts in one audiobook: 

  • Wessex: A Captivating Guide to an Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of England and Its Rulers Such as Alfred the Great, Edward the Elder, and Athelstan
  • Mercia: A Captivating Guide to an Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of England and the Invasions of the Vikings During the 9th Century

Some of the topics covered in part one of this audiobook include:

  • The Transitional Period
  • The Creation of the Kingdom of Wessex
  • Caedwalla and Ine
  • Problems in the North
  • The Expansion of West Saxon Power
  • The Royal Brothers
  • Alfred the Great (r. 871 - 886)
  • The Great Heathen Army
  • Edward the Elder (r. 899 - 924)
  • Athelstan (r. 924 - 927 and 927 - 939)
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics covered in part two of this audiobook include:

  • The Origins of Mercia
  • The Builders of Mercia
  • A New Dynasty
  • Court, Church, Country, and the People
  • The Vikings Are Coming
  • The Rise of Wessex
  • The Last Queen of Mercia
  • Mercia the Earldom
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about Wessex and Mercia, scroll up and click the "buy now" button!

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  • Brigid Callahan
  • 13-11-2020

5 stars!

Another great audiobook in the series. The best historical fiction series I have learned. Very action-packed. Looking forward to understanding the next audiobook in this series.

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  • Vickie Fallen
  • 13-11-2020

Hooked

Of course, to make it more interesting the book was produced a bit but you really get a feel of what England was like in the first century. The main character of Uhtred was extremely well formed and entertaining. It's a fast, interesting willing but with something.

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  • Gearldine Kirschner
  • 13-11-2020

Engaging

As the series grows, the believable and enthralling story does not fluctuate once. Each character is novel and caused their draw of emotional connection, be it a level of hatred, like for athel wold, or admiration, like for aethelflead.

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  • Shonna Strickland
  • 13-11-2020

Less is More

I like the Anglo-Saxon period, have received some old English, and have learned many histories of that time, and I have to say these books don't have the flavor of those vibrant and exciting times. Frustrating.

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  • Temeka Schoen
  • 13-11-2020

Excellent

This series is an insightful journey into life and times in Anglo-Saxon Britain. Written from the view of Uhtred, son of a Northumbrian lord raised by Vikings, Cornwell paints a portrait inclusive of all the diverse peoples and practices in 9th & 10th Century Britain and reveals a gripping tale of the birth of England.

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  • Marin Carlin
  • 13-11-2020

Great audiobook

This is a great historical story that speaks of the battles and men who fought to form a nation. I highly suggest it.

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  • Vernita Alvis
  • 13-11-2020

More addictive than gaming!

The comments about the faded remnants of Roman occupation are poignant. I could not put it down and my spouse was forced to tolerate my telling him I could not speak because I was in the middle of an important battle. I liked the postscripts at the end of each volume when the writer points out what was based on historical truth vs what fictional.

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  • Kiersten Maron
  • 13-11-2020

A great guide.

If you have used the other books in the series I would suggest this one as well, it extends the story well and gives an interesting look at the experiences that encouraged shape England.

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  • Loreen Mccausland
  • 08-11-2020

an outstanding series

I would suggest this one as well, it extends the story well and gives an interesting look at the stories that helped shape England.

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  • Loni Engels
  • 08-11-2020

Useful

A total must for anyone interested in this period of history. This is the next best thing to visiting the Museum, which I was sadly unable to do at the time the show was on in London.

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