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The death of Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Nicholas J Higham
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Norman Conquest of 1066 effectively dispossessed the Anglo-Saxon royal house, marginalized English cultural values and began the exclusion of English figures from influence. This magnificently illustrated study, now available in paperback, focuses on royal succession and the descent of the crown. Higham ultimately unveils a world of high politics, intrigue and ambition, exploring the role of usurpation, warrior  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas J Higham
ISBN: 0750924691 9780750924696
OCLC Number: 59562739
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Description: xxii, 234 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The making and unmaking of Aethelred the "Unraed"; power and legitimacy: Danish kingship and its opponents; crisis,mishap and opportunity:English kingship 1035-65; 1066:succession and crisis; postcript; further reading
Responsibility: N.J. Higham.


The year 1066 witnessed a succession crisis of unprecedented scale and complexity in English history, culminating in the Norman Conquest and the fall of the Anglo-Saxon royal dynasty. This is a  Read more...


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