King Cnut and the Viking Conquest of England 1016

King Cnut and the Viking Conquest of England 1016 Author W. B. Bartlett
ISBN-10 9781445645926
Release 2016-10-15
Pages 336
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The first ever full biography of England's Viking king and how he conquered England.



The Splintered Kingdom

The Splintered Kingdom Author James Aitcheson
ISBN-10 9781409052111
Release 2012-09-13
Pages 432
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England, 1070. Renowned for his exploits, the knight Tancred has become a lord in his own right, with men to command and a manor to call home on the turbulent Welsh Marches. But his hard-fought gains are soon placed in peril, as the Normans’ newly won kingdom falls under siege on all sides. A coalition of enemies both old and new prepares to march, and King William’s fragile hold on England is brought to breaking point. Amidst the turmoil, and with rivals seeking to undermine him, Tancred is chosen to lead an expedition deep into Wales. His sternest challenge yet, it will be either his chance for glory, or his undoing.



Growing Up Viking

Growing Up Viking Author Ieda Jonasdottir Herman
ISBN-10 0998281654
Release 2017-03-25
Pages 238
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Childhood memories of growing up in the freedom and hardship of 1930's Iceland recalled by a WWII war bride after 65 years in the United States. Looking back after a life in America raising ten children, the author recalls a simpler time and draws the reader into a childhood routine that had been virtually unchanged since the days of the Vikings.



Godwine Kingmaker

Godwine Kingmaker Author Mercedes Rochelle
ISBN-10 9781782798002
Release 2015-04-24
Pages 351
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Harold Godwineson, the Last Anglo-Saxon King, owed everything to his father. Who was this Godwine, first Earl of Wessex and known as the Kingmaker? Was he an unscrupulous schemer, using King and Witan to gain power? Or was he the greatest of all Saxon Earls, protector of the English against the hated Normans? The answer depends on who you ask. He was befriended by the Danes, raised up by Canute the Great, given an Earldom and a wife from the highest Danish ranks. He sired nine children, among them four Earls, a Queen and a future King. Along with his power came a struggle to keep his enemies at bay, and Godwine's best efforts were brought down by the misdeeds of his eldest son Swegn. Although he became father-in-law to a reluctant Edward the Confessor, his fortunes dwindled as the Normans gained prominence at court. Driven into exile, Godwine regathered his forces and came back even stronger, only to discover that his second son Harold was destined to surpass him in renown and glory.



Cnut

Cnut Author M. K. Lawson
ISBN-10 0752460692
Release 2011
Pages 255
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King Cnut ruled England from 1017 to 1035 and left behind him a legacy of peace, law and order. However, the beginnings of his kingship were less auspicious. He was a cruel and vicious warrior, who invaded England with his father Swegen Forkbeard, perhaps at a tender age. After Swegen's death in 1014 Cnut went home to Denmark to gather his forces. He returned the following year and conquered much of England in his bid for the Crown, but even on the death of Aethelred II the English refused to proclaim him king. However, his victory over the alternative candidate, Aethelred's son King Edmund Ironside, at the battle of Ashingdon, forced a division of the country between the two. Shortly afterwards, Edmund died and Cnut became undisputed ruler. M K Lawson brings to life the reality of this paradoxical king: his ruthlessness in the face of his enemies alongside his piety and law-giving nature. He also provides an insight into how a Danish king managed to accommodate himself to an English system of law and order that has resonated through history.



Shieldwall

Shieldwall Author Justin Hill
ISBN-10 9780748120000
Release 2011-05-26
Pages 400
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A Sunday Times Book of the Year 'Justin Hill's Shieldwall . . . superbly evoked the wordplay of the period's poetry as it unfolds a compelling story of Earl Godwin's battles against the Norse' The year is 1016 and England burns while the Viking armies blockade the great city of London. King Ethelred lies dying and the England he knew dies with him; the warring kingdoms of Mercia, Wessex and Northymbria tremble on the brink of great change. One man lives to bear witness to the upheaval: Godwin, barely out of boyhood and destined to become one of his country's great warriors. When Ethelred's son Edmund takes the throne, determined to succeed where his father failed, he plucks Godwin from domestic peace to be right-hand man in his loyal shield wall. Godwin must traverse the meadows, wintry forests and fogbound marshes of Saxon England, raising armies of monks, ploughmen and shepherds against the Viking invader. With epic courage and ferocity, Godwin and Edmund repel the butchering Danes in three great battles. But an old enemy, the treacherous Earl Eadric, dogs Godwin's footsteps, and as the final battle approaches, around the valiant English the trap begins to close.



The Travel Bug

The Travel Bug Author E. Stuart Patton
ISBN-10 0972709258
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 128
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A nervous flea named Nelson has followed his travel bug friend, Buzworth von Wanderwing, all the way to Paris. Buz's life is in danger. He's been bitten by the love bug, having stolen her from the leader of a terrible and dangerous cockroach gang. As usual, Nelson and his ever-present Book of Plans must save the day. This Travel Bug tale is the second in a series.



The Sea Wolves

The Sea Wolves Author Lars Brownworth
ISBN-10 9781909979116
Release 2014-12-09
Pages 266
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In AD 793 Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse ‘sea-wolves’ followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. But there is more to the Viking story than brute force. They were makers of law - the term itself comes from an Old Norse word - and they introduced a novel form of trial by jury to England. They were also sophisticated merchants and explorers who settled Iceland, founded Dublin, and established a trading network that stretched from Baghdad to the coast of North America. In The Sea Wolves, Lars Brownworth brings to life this extraordinary Norse world of epic poets, heroes, and travellers through the stories of the great Viking figures. Among others, Leif the Lucky who discovered a new world, Ragnar Lodbrok the scourge of France, Eric Bloodaxe who ruled in York, and the crafty Harald Hardrada illuminate the saga of the Viking age - a time which “has passed away, and grown dark under the cover of night”.



I Am the Chosen King

I Am the Chosen King Author Helen Hollick
ISBN-10 1402263120
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 592
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"A very talented writer." —Sharon Kay Penman, NYT bestselling author of Devil's Brood England, 1044. Harold Godwineson, a young, respected Earl, falls in love with an ordinary but beautiful woman. He marries Edyth despite her lack of pedigree, pitting him against his turbulent family and his selfish King, Edward. In France, William, the bastard son of a duke, falls in love with power. Brutal and dangerously smart, William sets his sights on England, finding ambition a difficult lust to conquer. In 1066, with the old King Edward dying, England falls vulnerable to the winds of fate-and the stubborn will of these two powerful men. In this beautifully crafted tale, Helen Hollick sets aside the propaganda of the Norman Conquest and brings to life the English version of the story of the last Saxon King, revealing his tender love, determination, and proud loyalty, all shattered by the unforgiving needs of a Kingdom. Forced to give up his wife and risk his life for England, the chosen King led his army into the great Battle of Hastings in October 1066 with all the honor and dignity that history remembers of its fallen heroes. "A novel of enormous emotional power...Helen Hollick is a fabulous writer of historical fiction." -Elizabeth Chadwick, author of To Defy a King What Readers Are Saying: "We all know the ending! But Helen Hollick's masterful and moving account of Pre-Conquest England still carries the reader along on an enthralling journey to that moment...it made me cry in all the right places. Helen Hollick is a consummate storyteller." "An epic work, grand and sweeping. I've read many versions of the events of 1066 but this is one of the best." (This book was previously published in the U.K. as HAROLD THE KING)



The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I

The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I Author Frederick Pollock
ISBN-10 9781584777182
Release 2007-06-30
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The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I book for free.



Hereward

Hereward Author Peter Rex
ISBN-10 075244462X
Release 2007
Pages 240
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After the Norman victory in Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror's oppression of the English led to widespread famine, death and destruction. Returning from Flanders to find his country taken over by the Normans, Hereward, embarked on a path of resistance. This work rescues Hereward from the myths associated with his life and career.



Von thelred zum Mann im Mond

Von   thelred zum Mann im Mond Author Janna Müller
ISBN-10 9783941875623
Release 2010
Pages 189
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Von thelred zum Mann im Mond has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Von thelred zum Mann im Mond also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Von thelred zum Mann im Mond book for free.



A History of Old English Literature

A History of Old English Literature Author Robert D. Fulk
ISBN-10 9781118441121
Release 2013-03-06
Pages 504
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This revised edition of A History of Old English Literature draws extensively on the latest scholarship to have evolved over the last decade. The text incorporates additional material throughout, including two new chapters on Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and incidental and marginal texts. This revised edition responds to the renewed historicism in medieval studies Provides wide-ranging coverage, including Anglo-Latin literature as well as non-canonical writings Includes new chapters on manuscripts and on marginal and incidental texts Incorporates expanded coverage of legal texts and scientific and scholastic texts, now treated in separate chapters Demonstrates that the field of Anglo-Saxon studies is uniquely placed to contribute to current literary debates



Encomium Emmae Reginae

Encomium Emmae Reginae Author Alistair Campbell
ISBN-10 0521626552
Release 1949
Pages 112
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The Encomium Emmae Reginae is a political tract in praise, as its title suggests, of Queen Emma, daughter of Duke Richard I of Normandy, wife of King Ethelred the Unready from 1002 to 1016, and wife of the Danish conqueror King Cnut from 1017 to 1035. It is a primary source of the utmost importance for our understanding of the Danish conquest of England in the early eleventh century, and for the political intrigue in the years which followed the death of King Cnut in 1035. It offers a remarkable account of a woman who was twice a queen, and of her determination to retain her power as queen-mother. This reprint, which contains the definitive text and translation of the Encomium Emmae Reginae first published in 1949, traces the basic outline of Queen Emma's career and transports us to the heart of eleventh-century politics by defining as clearly as possible the historical context in which the Encomium was written.



A Dictionary of English Surnames

A Dictionary of English Surnames Author P. H. Reaney
ISBN-10 9781134933273
Release 2006-02-27
Pages 584
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This classic dictionary answers questions such as these and explains the origins of over 16,000 names in current English use. It will be a source of fascination to everyone with an interest in names and their history.



Sharpe s Fortress The Siege of Gawilghur December 1803 The Sharpe Series Book 3

Sharpe   s Fortress  The Siege of Gawilghur  December 1803  The Sharpe Series  Book 3 Author Bernard Cornwell
ISBN-10 9780007346806
Release 2010-09-02
Pages 368
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Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made an officer, wishes he had stayed a sergeant after he is put in terrible danger by Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill at the impregnable Gawilghur’s ravine.



History of the English People

History of the English People  Author John Richard Green
ISBN-10 1511753730
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 186
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"History of the English People - Volume I" from John Richard Green. English historian (1837-1883).