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Queen Emma and the Vikings : power, love, and greed in eleventh-century England

Author: Harriet O'Brien
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, [Place of distribution not identified] : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Presents the life of the eleventh-century English queen, Emma, who was the mother of two kings and who ruled when England was threatened by a power struggle between Saxons, Normans, and invading Vikings.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Emma, Queen consort of Canute I King of England; Emma, Queen consort of Canute I King of England
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet O'Brien
ISBN: 9781582345963 1582345961
OCLC Number: 59401757
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Description: 264 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Peaceweaver: Normandy ; England ; Murder and massacre ; Revenge ; Defeat --
Part II. Viking Queen: Captive bride ; Partner ; Saints and sinners ; Image and empire --
Part III. Schemers: Letters ; Fall and rise --
Part IV. Queen Mother: The book ; Disgrace.
Responsibility: by Harriet O'Brien.
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Presents the life of the eleventh-century English queen, Emma, who was the mother of two kings and who ruled when England was threatened by a power struggle between Saxons, Normans, and invading Vikings.

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