Lords of the North Author:Bernard Cornwall HistoricalFiction. The year is 878 and the Saxons of Wessex, under King Alfred have defeated the Danes to keep their kingdom free. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumberian lord, helped Alfred win that victory, but now is disgusted by Alfred's lack of generosity. Uhtred frees Wessex, going north to search for his stepsister in the formida... more »ble stronghold of Dunholm.
A breathtaking adventure, Lords of the North, is also the story of the creation of modern England, as the English and Danes gradually become one people, adopting each other's languages and fighting side by side.« less