Edward the Confessor

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 375 pages
Combines political biography and acute historical scholarship to provide a documented account of the life and reign of this eleventh-century Anglo-Danish monarch who was canonized as a saint
 

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An extremely well researched book, the standard work on this Anglo-Saxon king, surely definitive until and unless a major new primary source is unearthed. But it is very readable and not dry for the ... Read full review

Contents

Edwards Background
3
Edward iEtheling
28
The Anointed King
54
The Years of Struggle 10438
73
The Revolution Undone 10523
118
The Royal Estate
135
III The Kings Government
158
The Rule of Solomon 105464
188
The End of the Reign
240
The Eternal Kingdom
256
Epilogue
286
B Hostages taken from Earl Godwins family
301
G The descendants of Eustace of Boulogne and Godgifu
307
E The date of the first translation
325
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