Are Saxon Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell historically accurate?

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Are Saxon Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell historically accurate?

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Although Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Chronicles do paint a relatively accurate picture of life in 9th and 10th century Britain, it must also be remembered that these are works of fiction and so the work is largely based off of historical events rather than directly recounting them. The society he represents, such as the practices and attitudes of Saxon society towards Christianity, warfare, and hygiene are relatively accurate, but they are also certainly overplayed in order to create a more entertaining or fantastical story for the reader.