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The earliest English kings

Author: David Peter Kirby
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats

A survey of Anglo-Saxon history from the sixth century to the eighth century and the death of King Alfred. This book reveals the events of Anglo-Saxon politics.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Peter Kirby
ISBN: 0415090865 9780415090865
OCLC Number: 909417217
Description: XV, 241 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Abbreviations; Preface; Maps; The peoples and kingdoms of pre- Viking England; The 'Heptarchy'; The Tribal Hidage; Angles or Saxons?; Hierarchies of command: the Brytenwealda; The Problem of nomenclature; Notes; Early Kent; The reign of Aethelberht; The pagan reaction under Eadbald; The sequel; Notes; The early kings of the Western Saxons; Notes; The Anglian territories in the late sixth and early seventh centuries; The struggle for political and military leadership; Deirans and Bernicians; The wars with the Northern Britons: Notes; The northern Anglian hegemony in the seventh century; The Humbrian overlordship of Eadwine; Eadwine's British wars; The reign of Oswald; The battle of the Winwaed; The last phase of northern domination in southern England; Military recovery in North Britain under Oswiu and Ecgfrith; Ecclesiastical politics; Notes; The southumbrian Kingdoms from the mid-seventh to the mid-eighth century; The reign of Wulfhere; The ascendancy of Caedwalla and its aftermath; Reconstruction; The reign of Aethelbald; Notes; Northumbria in the eighth century; Notes; Offa; Notes; The Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the first three-quarters of the ninth century; The Mercian successors of Offa; Ecgbert, King of Wessex; Northumbria; King Aethelwulf and his sons; Notes; The coming of the Vikings; Notes.
Responsibility: D. P. Kirby.


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