In the period A.D. 400-1100, perhaps more than in any other, it is necessary to bring together the results of historical, archaeological and place-name studies. Each provides information that is either badly preserved or not preserved at all in the other two, but it is not always realised how great are the difficulties involves in co-ordination and integration. This book, originally published in 1962, draws attention to the problems and provides a basis for discussion.

chapter I|11 pages


chapter II|11 pages

Historical Evidence

chapter III|15 pages

Archaeological Evidence

chapter IV|18 pages

Linguistic Evidence

chapter V|19 pages

Britons, Anglo-Saxons and Picts

chapter VI|14 pages


chapter VII|15 pages

The Conflict of Scholars

chapter VIII|20 pages

The Conflict of Conceptions

chapter IX|5 pages


chapter |4 pages