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Harold : the last Anglo-Saxon king

Author: Ian W Walker
Publisher: Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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King Harold Godwineson (c. 1022-66) is one of history's shadowy figures, known mainly for his defeat and death at the battle of Hastings. His true status and achievements have been overshadowed by the events of October 1066 and by the bias imposed by the Norman victory. In reality, he deserves to be recalled as one of England's greatest rulers. Harold: The Last Anglo-Saxon King sets out to correct this distorted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Biographies
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Walker, Ian W.
Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king.
Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton, 1997
(OCoLC)645870866
Named Person: Harold, King of England; Harold, King of England; Harold, roi d'Angleterre; Harold, King of England; Harold, (roi d'Angleterre ;
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian W Walker
ISBN: 0750913886 9780750913881
OCLC Number: 37538731
Description: xxix, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical tables, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Family Origins --
Ch. 2. Harold, Son of Godwine --
Ch. 3. Exile and Return --
Ch. 4. The Lands and Wealth of Harold --
Ch. 5. Earl of Wessex --
Ch. 6. William of Normandy --
Ch. 7. Earl Tosti --
Ch. 8. Harold the Man --
Ch. 9. King Harold --
Ch. 10. Harald of Norway --
Ch. 11. The Last Campaign --
Ch. 12. End of a Dynasty.
Responsibility: Ian W. Walker.

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King Harold is known mainly for his defeat at the Battle of Hastings. In this text, Ian Walker re-examines the evidence and presents a case for Harold being one of England's greatest rulers. He  Read more...

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