Richard Fletcher recently took early retirement from the University of York. His The
Quest for El Cid (Hutchinson / Knopf) won the Wolfson Award and the Los Angeles Times
History Prize. The Conversion of Europe: from Paganism to Christianity 371–1386 AD (US
title Barbarian Conversion) (HarperCollins / Henry Holt), was a bestseller in 1999. His most
recent book, Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England (Penguin / OUP), was
critically acclaimed on publication in February 2002.