In the year 610AD a diplomatic mission from Kent seeks to bring the light of Christ to a pagan Dark Age kingdom. But things do not go smoothly, particularly for the priest of the Kentish party when he finds himself entangled in a strange and dangerous web involving the ruthless Kentish Ambassador and a lowly but spirited maid of the oxen. Not far from the halls of King Radwald and his enigmatic queen, the Lady Ealhhild, a boy in an Anglian village prepares for his rite of passage. When he trespasses on the sacred island of his people he discovers that fate no longer seems in his own hands. An intriguing Anglo-Saxon tale of romance and realpolitik with implications for our own time. 'These struggles between the various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms ... would eventually result in the formation of England. The kings involved are often described as 'petty' ... Few I'm sure would have the courage to describe Radwald as such if they were to meet him. The trappings of Sutton Hoo show clearly that by the time of his death at least, he was a man of considerable wealth and power. The marriage of Athelbert to the Frankish Bertha, who was already a Christian, and the subsequent Augustinian mission to Kent in the year 597 must be one of the most significant events in English history.' From the preface.
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