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The earliest English kings

Author: D P Kirby
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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A fascinating survey of Anglo-Saxon history from the sixth century to the eighth century and the death of King Alfred. This book reveals the complex, distant and tumultuous events of Anglo-Saxon  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D P Kirby
ISBN: 041524210X 9780415242103 0415242118 9780415242110
OCLC Number: 43951929
Notes: Originally published : Unwin Hyman Ltd : 1991.
Description: xv, 258 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The peoples and kingdoms of pre-Viking England --
The 'Heptarchy' --
The Tribal Hidage --
Angles or Saxons? --
Hierarchies of command: the Brytenwealda --
The problem of nomenclature --
Early Kent --
The reign of Aethelberht --
The pagan reaction under Eadbald --
The sequel --
The early kings of the western Saxons --
The Anglian territories in the late sixth and early seventh centuries --
The struggle for political and military leadership --
The Deirans and the Bernicians --
The wars with the northern Britons --
The northern Anglian hegemony in the seventh century --
The Humbrian overlordship of Eadwine --
Eadwine's British wars --
The reign of Oswald --
The battle of the Winwaed --
The last phase of northern domination in southern England --
Military recovery in north Britain under Oswiu and Ecgfrith --
Ecclesiastical politics --
The southumbrian kingdoms from the mid-seventh to the mid-eighth century --
The reign of Wulfhere --
The ascendancy of Caedwalla and its aftermath --
Reconstruction --
The reign of Aethelbald --
Northumbria in the eighth century --
Offa --
The Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the first three-quarters of the ninth century --
The Mercian successors of Offa --
Ecgberht, king of Wessex --
Northumbria --
King Aethelwulf and his sons --
The coming of the Vikings.
Responsibility: D.P. Kirby.
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