In Search of British Heroes is the story of five legends of British history – Boudicca, Robin Hood, Macbeth, King Harold and William Wallace. All five of them can be said, by their lives and deaths, to have changed our country forever. Not because they were hugely successful, in fact, all but one died a failure, but because, even in their lifetimes, they were seen as symbolising something greater than themselves. This is the stuff of which true legends are made.
They lived during some of the most important periods of our history and at times of great change: the Roman occupation, the Saxon period at the time of the Viking raids and settlements, pre-Norman Britain and, finally, the high medieval age of chivalry, and the Scottish struggle for independence. The five stories cover 1200 years of history and the length and breadth of Britain.
About the Author
Tony Robinson is already well-known as Time Team’s front man, and as the author of Archaeology is Rubbish. This book will carry Tony’s distinctive and enthralling mode of expression, making it both original and enlightening.