Daily Archives: May 12th, 2006

The Struggle for Mastery

At last, I have finished this book, by David Carpenter!  I have been reading it for what seems like months… I think it might actually have been months. 

It is good.  At last I have something of an overview of the first few generations of British kings, which is a good thing.  And the overview of the Irish/Welsh/Scots relationships was very useful.

Basically, it was good. Hopefully it will have some influence on my teaching of the period, but I’m not really sure how, except for in talking about castles.