Lindsay Holiday tells the story of the early Anglo-Saxons in Britain between 450 and 1066 A.D. The Saxons were originally Germanic tribes who migrated from Saxony and other parts of the European continent and developed the English language — at least half the words in the language were originally Anglo-Saxon words.
She asks and answers the following questions:
- Why was England part of Denmark?
- How can starting a rumour make your son king?
- Was Alfred Great, was Edgar peaceful, and was Æthelred unready?
She offers an overview of the interesting lives and scandalous stories of the early Anglo-Saxon Kings and Queens of England, along with the conquering Viking kings of Denmark up to the Norman conquest of 1066. Kings included are:
- Alfred the Great
- Edward the Elder
- Edmund I
- Eadred Eadwig
- Edgar the Peaceful
- Edward the Martyr
- Æthelred the Unready
- Sweyn Forkbeard
- Edmund Ironside
- Harold Harefoot
- Edward the Confessor