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Æthelstan : the first king of England

Author: Sarah Foot
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The powerful and innovative King Æthelstan reigned only briefly (924-939), yet his achievements during those eventful fifteen years changed the course of English history. He won spectacular military victories (most notably at Brunanburh), forged unprecedented political connections across Europe, and succeeded in creating the first unified kingdom of the English. To claim for him the title of "first English monarch"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Athelstan, King of England; Athelstan, King of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Foot
ISBN: 9780300125351 0300125356
OCLC Number: 670481431
Description: xiv, 283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Writing a medieval life --
English king? --
Family --
Court --
Church --
Kingdom --
War --
Death --
British monarch --
Memory, oblivion, commemoration --
Appendix I. William of Malmesbury and a lost life of King Æthelstan --
Appendix II. When King Æthelstan was where.
Responsibility: Sarah Foot.

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In this nuanced portrait of Athelstan, Sarah Foot offers the first full account of the king ever written.  Read more...

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"Very welcome indeed . . . the first book-length treatment of the king . . . a measured and well-written account."--Charles Insley, "Historian"--Charles Insley "Historian "

 
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