• Here is a book Shakespeare would have loved - a fine, old-fashioned, drum-beating history of our island fortress... Longmate weaves the medieval chronicles into a compelling modern story, full of rich and often blood-curdling detail

    Piers Brendon, Mail on Sunday
  • A rich history of the invasions of Britain... that, by relying on the words of contemporary historians, possess a freshness and immediacy

    Sunday Times
  • An enthralling account of the defence of Britain... a solid and conscientious piece of work

    Jan Morris, Independent
  • A fascinating work

    Sunday Express

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