In this carefully researched, vividly written book, historian and storyteller Daniel Mersey draws the line between fact and fiction as he investigates both the actual lives and the layers of legends of some of history's most famous fighters, including:
- Beowulf: Warrior King of the Geats
- Arthur: King of the Britons, Founder of the Round Table
- Robin Hood: Greenwood's Master Outlaw
- Dracula: The Transylvanian Vampire
- Achilles: Hero of The Iliad
- Macbeth: Tyrant King of Scotland
- Hiawatha: Deliverer of Nations
- Roland: The Frankish Paladin
- Cuchukaub: The Hound of Ulster
- William Wallace: Scotland's Braveheart
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book's chapters were broken into three sections; The legend, the Weapons, and the historial facts. The book gives alot of information but needed to expand on the information. This book is a great way to get into topics like this. I am looking around for more information on the stories and history involved in this book. All in all I would suggest this book for someone who is into this type of book.
This is an interesting and well researched work that details both the better known legend and the actual, but often far less known- and sometimes murky- historical facts surrounding a number of fascinating characters from the distant past, including, for example, early England's King Arthur, Vlad "Dracula" Teppich, Beowulf, Robin Hood, Macbeth, and several more. This work would appeal especially to historians, students looking for something original and a bit different for an interesting research paper, and anyone generally with an interest in prominent figures from history whose actual stories rival their mythical legends.