Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England

Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England

Richard Fletcher / Jul 21, 2019

Bloodfeud Murder and Revenge in Anglo Saxon England A treacherous murder in northern England on an early spring day in is used to introduce readers to the world of the aristocratic men and women of Anglo Saxon England their violence their piety

  • Title: Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Author: Richard Fletcher
  • ISBN: 9780195179446
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • A treacherous murder in northern England on an early spring day in 1016 is used to introduce readers to the world of the aristocratic men and women of Anglo Saxon England, their violence, their piety, their assumptions and experiences, their hopes and fears In this book, award winning author Richard Fletcher illuminates British society and politics in the years around theA treacherous murder in northern England on an early spring day in 1016 is used to introduce readers to the world of the aristocratic men and women of Anglo Saxon England, their violence, their piety, their assumptions and experiences, their hopes and fears In this book, award winning author Richard Fletcher illuminates British society and politics in the years around the Norman Conquest, threading together scanty documentary evidence to produce a rich narrative.

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      • Richard Fletcher

        Richard A Fletcher was a historian who specialized in the medieval period He was Professor of History at the University of York and one of the outstanding talents in English and Spanish medieval scholarship.Obituary the Times Online


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    1. Although this is a study of a bloodfeud between two Northern families I'd recommend it as an introduction to late Anglo-Saxon England, or even to the family politics of early medieval Europe. Because of the paucity of the source material Fletcher has to explore the social and political context thoroughly, but at the same time the rivalry of the two families, with outbreaks of extreme violence, acts as a ribbon of plot that runs through the book. The nature of the evidence is sketchy enough that [...]


    2. Bloodfeud is one of those reference books that you would want to read after you have a decent working knowledge of the period's history; otherwise many of the subtleties may be lost on you. If you are looking for those fine details that help to connect the dots - so to speak - this is an amazing source. Richard Fletcher, professor emeritus at the University of York, gives us a thorough exploration of the customs, habits, and motivations of this shadowy culture which the moderns of European desce [...]


    3. An interesting book, but not what I was expecting. The whole problem with the Dark Age era is the lack of primary sources on which historians can base their works. On reading the blurb of this, a book solely occupied with feuding families in 10th century Northumbria, I imagined that the book would open up new nuggets of information, leading us to new ways of understanding about the way of life in those timesIt sort of misses the mark, and that's because a large section of the book is padded. Ove [...]


    4. Very entertaining story of a violent feud between two Northumbrian clans that spanned generations. It also doubles as a pretty concise history of the north of England, and Anglo Saxon England as a whole, in the 11th century. The culture of feuding, the laws built around it, the ways the Church got involved and how it impacted contemporary society as a whole are all covered, painting a picture of a more sophisticated society than is usually portrayed in pre Norman Conquest England, but also a soc [...]


    5. Fletcher's book is good on Anglo-Saxon England, and on the general historical background of the time, but I felt he kept drifting away from the supposed focus of the book. I was hoping for something that focused a little more clearly on the bloodfeud, rather than sticking to generalities I was already aware of. It's easy to read, and interesting stuff, but not what I was hoping for.


    6. The murder of Uhtred Earl of Northumberland serves as a fascinating jumping off point to give a vivid account of life in late Anglo-Saxon England. Documentary sources are very thin, and if you want a work of history that is full of dates and facts, this is not it. This can be frustrating at times, because just as I got deeply engaged in the personal story of one of the characters, he or she would disappear off the record. So the strength of this book is in the skillful way in which the author mo [...]


    7. A rather deceptive book in that it appears to be one concerning a distinct specific period in Anglo-Saxon politics that analyses the nuances of the culture at the time but turns out to actually be a fairly staid, generic book on the Anglo-Saxons from early days to the Norman Conquest, with the bloodfeud relegated to the status of an afterthought.A good introductory book for those who are completely new to the period but one which will actually only antagonise those already with any kind of famil [...]


    8. Great for those of you who: a) love the dirty side of medieval england; b) like lots of historical details, and are able to hold multiple early english names in your head (I can't keep my Eodreds straight from my Eothoreds; c) can devote some concentrated time to this. I am almost there, but not quite. I read it some years ago, and picked it up again for a diversion from the semester. But it defeated me this second time. I want the movie with Clive Owen and the new terminator dude.


    9. This is not only the best popular book I've ever read about Anglo-Saxon England, it maybe be the best book written for non-specialists that I've ever read about any medieval topic. The names can be jaw-crackers and confusing if you're not used to them, but this gets better if you focus and it's worth it. Recommend this highly to interested students!



    10. There is a lot more genealogies and saints than feuding and revenge. Its an interesting examination of the general time and place, but not exactly what it promises in the title.


    11. Highly recommended read, a thoroughly in depth look at life in the Anglo Saxon age, blood feud and revenge through the generations and how this shaped the families and their lives.


    12. This is a decent overview of politics in Anglo-Saxon England. It might be a bit much for people who haven't read up on the period. If you have some knowledge of this period of history and this part of the world, it's a good read.It does wander off from the implied subject about specific feuds. Frequently, it takes a much broader look at the era. I found it to be a good bit of historical writing, and enjoyed it.Recommended for students of history and/or England.


    13. Essential reading if you want to deepen your knowledge of troubles 'oop noorth' in the 11thC. It helps if, like me, you are well read in the period and thus have the background knowledge to appreciate the politics involved.


    14. It's hard to make a blood feud dry but this was in a few places.But it also was chock a block full of details of the time.



    15. Interesting pop-scientific retelling of the conflicts between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings under the reigns of Canute and Ethelred the Unread. Speed-read for my thesis.


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