I too have been feeling very overwhelmed by all the focus of late on the great men aka king of the era. I posted a little while back that it would be nice to have some focus on what has happened to trade since the fall of Rome in Britain. SO I agree, it would be nice to focus on a few more things than just all the kings. I think that the lack of information is what is causing this. Jamie has said that we really do not have a lot of primary sources. It could just be that there isn't information to present. I hope that is not the case.