16. Uhtred’s memories in saxon stories by Bernard Cornwell: rethinking the history of 9th century England
The reading of the literary series “Saxon Stories” (2004), by British author Bernard Cornwell, inspires discussion regarding the relations between Scandinavians and Anglo-Saxons in British territory in the 9th century, as it presents an overview of this historical moment. From this perspective, the main goal of this article is to identify expressions of memory about the history of England, by means of the concepts appropriated mainly by Pierre Nora (1993), Maurice Halbwachs (2015), Michael Pollak (1992), and Jacques Le Goff (2013). Thus, we aim to emphasize in the narrative of Uhtred, the protagonist of the work, memories that bring new perspectives on the history of England in the 9th century. For this purpose, we use only the first three books in the series as an object of study.