A Micheneresque epic set in the village of Furnace Green on the Sussex Weald, spanning five linked episodes from 70 AD through 1589. I Am England, Wright's biography of a placid pool on a ridge above a forest, England in microcosm chronicles the lives of Brac the primitive smith, Edred, Alfred's Saxon warrior, Rico, the traveling storyteller, and Francis, ironmonger and martyr. The community, its traditions, etc., is shaped by movements large Alfred's wars against Viking raiders, the Norman conquest, religious vagaries and persecutions and small the communal repair of a pool, the naming of an ox, and quarrels from one generation that bring prosperity or death to succeeding ones.
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