This is a terrific introduction to a mysterious battle, by a writer who embraces puzzles, admits when he is speculating and finds ingenious ways to shine a light into one of Britain's darkest ages.
Dan Jones, The Sunday Times
Written with both the critical gaze of a military historian and the dramatic verve of a historical novelist, this book brings to vibrant and bloody life the momentous battle of Brunanburh in AD 937.
Robert Woosnam-Savage, FSA, Curator of Armour and Edged Weapons, The Royal Armouries
Never Greater Slaughter raises the bar for what narrative history can do… This book will wow you as it educates you on the fascinating story of one of the most important battles in British history.
Myke Cole, Author of 'Legion versus Phalanx'
Only the most adept of military historians, of writers, can combine combat with context and not lose their readers' interests. Michael Livingston is one of those. Never Greater Slaughter tells the whole story of the birth of England, from Alfred the Great to Athelstan and Brunanburh. No one tells the history better.
Kelly DeVries, Professor of History, Loyola University Maryland
Combines archaeological detective work and forthright battle narratives to fill a hefty gap in readers' knowledge of England's Dark Ages.
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