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The Godwins : the rise and fall of a noble dynasty

Author: Frank Barlow
Publisher: London ; New York : Pearson/Longman, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rise and fall of the powerful Godwin dynasty, one of the grandest and most powerful families of Anglo-Saxon England, whose most famoous son was King Harold"--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Goodwin family.; Godwin, Earl of Wessex; Harold, King of England; Godwin, Earl of Wessex; Goodwin family.; Harold, King of England; Godwine, Familie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Barlow
ISBN: 0582784409 9780582784406
OCLC Number: 53241776
Description: xviii, 198 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction Sources 1. The Family's Origins and Godwin's Early Years 2. Godwin under the Danish Kings, 1016-1042 3. Godwin in Power, 1042-1051 4. Godwin's Children 5. The Lull before the Storms, 1062-1065 6. Harold's Triumph, 1065-1066 7. The Collapse of the Dynasty, 1066 8. The Diaspora, 1066-1098 Epilogue Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Frank Barlow.

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