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Vesta
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I agree with Patrushka that the Jack Whyte series is a good read.  But it runs to 6 or 7 books so give yourself plenty of time.I have enjoyed Peter Tremayne's mystery books about a lawyer/nun in 7th century Ireland.  The first one is "Absolution by Murder" and is set at the time of the Synod of Whitby in 664.  It's the only Sister Fidelma mystery set in England.  One of the most interesting things about the books is the author's forward that he calls Sister Fidelma's World.  Even if you don't like mysteries, this 3-4 page overview of the era is well worth a read. I just haven't found that many novels of this time frame, and Bede's "An Ecclesiastical History of the English People" is a real slog.  (just kidding; I've never read it)

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