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By Dan Shadrake

Usually portrayed as an period of brutality and chaos, this e-book finds the truth in the back of the mythical warriors of the darkish a long time. It additionally uncovers the substantial paintings of war during this interval, the excessive point of workmanship accomplished within the manufacture of all kinds of adorned helmets and swords. The publication indicates how the achievements of the Roman struggle computing device survived in the course of the darkish a long time till the time of the Normans. Dan Shadrake is the illustrator of "King Arthur - the genuine tale" through Graham Philips and Martin Keatman, and works on Robin Hood and the Holy Grail by way of an analogous authors. Susanna Shadrake is the writer of the script for the video "Arthur fable & Reality".

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