Dr John Hunt is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Birmingham and a member of the Centre for West Midlands History. He is the author of numerous books and articles on medieval history and archaeology.
John Hunt has navigated with some skill the often complex story of
the kingdom of Mercia and produced a valuable book, with much to
recommend it. * Transactions of the Bristol & Gloucestershire
Archaeological Society *
While there are many good studies on varying scales on the Mercian kingdom - journal articles, book chapters and edited books - John Hunt has achieved what no one has achieved before in an affordable and well-presented book. Warriors, Warlords and Saints is therefore to be highly commended as a popular monograph telling of the story of Mercia and integrating a wide range of up-to-date historical, archaeological and place-name sources. * Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological & Historical Society *