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The latest in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell. In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred...

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Uhtred of Bebbanberg is in a monastery some time in the past. He’s forgotten where except it was in a land, once known as Mercia. Sheltering with his men he discovers a young monk writing the “Annals of Mercia”. Challenged to read aloud, the monk recites the story of the victorious defeat of the...

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The Burning Land is the fifth book in Bernard Cornwell's series set in the time of Alfred the Great. The stories follow Uhtred, a Saxon raised by Danes at a time where what we know as England was fought for by these two peoples. Uhtred has to this point risen to be the 'go to guy' for Alfred when...

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