A lively and engaging distillation of a leading scholar's expertise which is likely – and deserves – to become a standard introduction for students, a handy point of reference for academics and a must have for anyone interested in the subject.
Editor's Choice, British Archaeology Journal
The Art Newspaper, June 2013 [The author, Leslie Webster] combines insight and scholarly rigour with accessibility, in language that is both careful and clear. … A final word should be said about the excellent number and quality of the images. Seeing them alongside Webster’s illuminating text makes it difficult to imagine how anybody could mistake this long and important period of English history for a ‘dark age’ ever again’.
The Art Newspaper