Yes, hate is probably too strong a word. I found it boring and tedious.
I suspect that copies of Binns' book will be found on charity shops all over the world
"annis" wrote:The aim was to stir up a strong, muscular sense of patriotic pride by introducing some original genuine Anglo-Saxon heroes, conveniently forgetting that 19th century Englishmen were as much Norman as Anglo-Saxon, and that Harold, and very likely Hereward, were half-Danish.
I thought the Normans were more like a minority elite aristocracy, and that as a conqueror tribe they became more or less eventually assimilated by the Anglo-Saxon majority whom they conquered.