Apr 9, 2009

The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey

Subtitle: An Englishman's Year

I'm one who prefers fiction (sci-fi or fantasy) but this book sparked my interest when I read the back cover. And it didn't disappoint me either I was quite fascinated by all the information gleaned from England 1000 years ago.

It was remarkable to see the similarities between 21st century man and 11th century man. The same human issues they dealt with back then are the ones we are still dealing with now... especially the commotion over the 'end of the world' when the calendar turned over to 1000. Definitely worth the read.