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Edward the Confessor : last of the royal blood

Author: Tom Licence
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]
Series: Yale English monarchs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the last kings of Anglo-Saxon England, Edward the Confessor regained the throne for the House of Wessex and is the only English monarch to have been canonized. Often cast as a reluctant ruler, easily manipulated by his in-laws, he has been blamed for causing the invasion of 1066--the last successful conquest of England by a foreign power.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Licence, Tom.
Edward the Confessor.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]
(OCoLC)1190589984
Named Person: Edward, King of England; Edward, King of England
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Licence
ISBN: 9780300211542 0300211546
OCLC Number: 1141414300
Description: xvii, 332 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Childhood --
Exile --
Kingship --
Conflict --
Dominion --
Betrayal.
Series Title: Yale English monarchs.
Responsibility: Tom Licence.

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One of the last kings of Anglo-Saxon England, Edward the Confessor regained the throne for the House of Wessex and is the only English monarch to have been canonized. Often cast as a reluctant ruler, easily manipulated by his in-laws, he has been blamed for causing the invasion of 1066--the last successful conquest of England by a foreign power.

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"In putting flesh back on Edward's bones Licence has brought a new succession story to popular attention."-Leanda de Lisle, The Times"This fine biography of Edward the Confessor is both entertaining Read more...

 
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