The excellent combination of high-quality colour photographs, captions and text in this book encourages readers to study each photo carefully and identify clues about life during Saxon and Viking times. The reconstructed photographs bring the history of the Saxons and Vikings vividly to life, explaining the settlement in Britain of the Saxons in the 5th century, and then the arrival of the Vikings in the 10th century. The subjects covered include Viking raids on Saxon settlements, home life for both Saxons and Vikings, law and order, clothing, food and drink, war and religion. It also includes a timeline, glossary and activities to help with classroom discussion.
Jason Hook works as an editor in educational publishing and has written a large number of history and biography titles for children.