I am reading a fiction book by Bernard Cornwell called ” The Pagan Lord”. I've only just started it and so far am enjoying it. The main character is a lord called Uhtred who live in Mercia. To the north is Northumbria occupied by the Danes who are ruled by Cnut Longsword. Uhtred himself is a Pagan but his followers are mainly Christian, including his sons. It's set about the time that King Alfred as just died and England seems quite peaceful.As I have said I have only read 30 some-odd pages so I'm still waiting to see how it will progress.I will report back when all is revealed.